BAA Design Competition 2017

Billings Montana Architecture.

The BAA design competition is an architecture design competition hosted in Billings, Montana. This year’s prompt was to create a three-season pavilion for a minimum of 75 people in North Park, Billings, MT.

I took third in this year’s competition.  Kurt had a nice project and took second. 1st place went to a project that I thought looked like a crappy version of my project, I am very biased though haha,  see comparison Below.  All the entries can be viewed here

The brothers raced, Jim yelling back at Paul “last one to the top of The Hill is a
rotten egg!” Once at the top of The Hill the brothers took in the neighborhood.
They could see all the way to their house five blocks away. Construction of
The Hill had been completed just under a year ago. Before that, the boys never
spent much time in North Park, but since the construction, it seemed they were
in the park nearly every day, after school and on weekends. The Hill served as
a landmark for all the neighborhood kids to meet up. It seemed that something
was always happening at The Hill: Outdoor movies, concerts, car shows, arts
festivals, fancy parties and, their favorite, sledding in winter. The boys climbed
to the top on warm summer evenings to watch ball games and city fireworks on
the 4th of July. Even when there was nothing happening at The Hill it was still
fun to race your brother to the top.


Concept Diagram

Site Plan

Section Perspective


Exploded Axon

Car Show

Outdoor Movie

Fall Wedding Reception

Winter Sledding 

Getting Warmed Up


Final Board Layout


First Place Winner


1 Comment

  1. I think your entry turned out really nice. The renderings are very convincing in creating a space in a park. Not so much focused on the architecture it’s self, but more as a park, for a park’s sake. Showing year-round activation is really critical for a project like this to be successful.
    I won’t say much about the selected entry, as that wouldn’t be very polite. I wonder what the judges saw in that one that I’m not picking up on…
    Kurt’s turned out really nice too. I liked the hues in his renders.

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