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Photo: Andrew Pogue

Photo: Andrew Pogue

Project goals for Jabs Hall at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont., which houses Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship, were to construct an academic building with teaching facilities, formal and informal meeting areas, interactive learning centers, social gathering spaces and flexibility. Comma-Q Architecture Inc. and Hennebery Eddy Architects Inc. designed the 50,830-square-foot facility with a central forum gathering space for students and faculty.

ATAS International Inc. fabricated, and Dick Anderson Construction Inc. installed 5,800 square feet of Umicore Building Products USA Inc.'s 0.8-mm VMZinc QUARTZ-ZINC metal wall panels for the $18.5 million project, completed in May 2015. The architecture firms worked with Dick Anderson Construction, administrative and facility staff at the college of business and staff at the architecture and engineering division of Montana's Department of Administration to design the LEED Gold-certified building.

Jake Jabs, a Montana native and Montana State College alumni, funded the project with a $25 million donation. The donation also funds scholarships and academic programs.

Owner: Montana State University, Bozeman, Mont.
Architects: Comma-Q Architecture Inc., Bozeman, and Hennebery Eddy Architects Inc., Portland, Ore.
General contractor/construction manager/installer: Dick Anderson Construction Inc., Bozeman
Distributor: R&S Supply Inc., Bastrop, La.
Fabricator: ATAS International Inc., Allentown, Pa., www.atas.com
Zinc: Umicore Building Products USA Inc., Raleigh, N.C., www.vmzinc-us.com