We believe that community is bigger than architecture
Some of us grew up here. Some of us moved here. No matter how we got here, we all believe in the importance of meaningful community engagement. We consider it our privilege to give back to this place that we love, whether that means swinging a hammer for Habitat for Humanity, donating our skills to design community centers, or fundraising for local organizations like the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center.
Meagher County City LibraryWhite Sulphur Springs, MT
4,700 SF | Completed March 2018
This public library and community center project was completed pro bono and opened its doors to the rural ranch community of White Sulphur Springs in 2018. The ADA compliant design facilitates a wide range of activities and public functions that support the library’s mission of promoting lifelong learning, a love of reading, and access to information across all demographics.
The multifunctional building is not just a public library in the traditional sense, though of course there is lots of room for a growing book collection. Its spaces are adaptable to a wide range of uses, just as libraries today find themselves providing a wide array of community services, materials, and technology – everything from after school learning programs to computer labs, a public meeting room to a Montana Lounge for reading, and a Historical Archive that celebrates the history of the surrounding area.
Northside Park & Dickerson Soccer FieldsLivingston, MT
3,900 SF heated | 650 SF outdoor | Completed December 2017
Livingston, Montana’s Northside Park & Dickerson Soccer Fields was a community partnership between the City of Livingston and Livingston Youth Soccer Association (LYSA). Home to LYSA Raiders Soccer Club, the park has three full-sized soccer fields, a walking path, and beautiful views. It is also home to the Northside Park Field House and Event Center. The facility is available for rent, and also houses a concession stand and restrooms.
Miller Roodell Architects became involved during the earliest stages of the project in 2011. Beginning with initial concepts, we designed the facility, assisted in fundraising efforts, secured approvals, and through 2015 – 2017 solicited bids and guided the project to the finish through construction administration.
Several members of our team are proud to call Livingston home, and Miller Roodell has strong ties to the city. We are proud to have helped realize LYSA Board of Directors President Jeff Dickerson’s vision for Livingston’s Northside Park: an athletically-oriented community center, where young athletes and guests find shelter from the elements and comfortable spaces to spectate during soccer games and tournaments.
Donating to charities and organizations we truly believe in
Through charitable giving, we let our actions speak our values. We donate to local groups because we believe in the work they do in our community. Here are some of the charities we support, and what they’re doing to stand out.
The mission of Reel Recovery is to help men in the cancer recovery process by introducing them to the healing powers of the sport of fly-fishin, while providing a safe, supportive environment to explore their personal experiences of cancer with others who share their stories.
Windhorse Equine Learning
With the horse as partner, Windhorse Equine learning helps Gallatin and Park County youth better manage the demands and challenges of their lives by encouraging the development of interpersonal and other life skills, building self-confidence, compassion, respect, and responsibility.
Big Sky Bravery
Big Sky Bravery assists our military’s active-duty special operations forces in reconnecting with themselves, their families and society through structured activities and mentorship. Big Sky Bravery provides post-deployment decompression programs throughout Montana's restorative surroundings, tailoring its programs to these elite forces by focusing on psychological and emotional well-being, and by building trust, brotherhood, and friendships that last a lifetime.
Thrive is a community-based organization established in 1986 that serves over 7,000 parents, children and community members. Thrive provides mentoring, education, and support for children and families, so that everyone has the tools they need to grow, succeed, and become valuable members of our community.