While working for a previous firm, Scott Bechtle designed the original portion of Spire Climbing Center in the early 2000s. Spire’s unprecedented success soon led Jeff Ho to purchase the adjacent property to expand. The structure required a utilitarian form to accommodate the climbing walls within, while remaining cost effective. Utilizing forms mimicking the gable shape of cascading mountains, the new design replicated a natural outdoor climbing experience. The predominantly glass south wall addition allows sunlight to flood into the space, reinforcing, again, an authentic outdoor experience. In addition to the climbing walls, a party room, retail space and fitness area were added to bolster the business’ profitability.
“We enjoyed working with Nick and Bechtle Architects. They were able to capture our imagination and make it a reality. We found them to be professional, easy to work with, and their communication/coordination of our project was spot on. We highly recommend their services.”
– Jeff Ho, Co-Owner, Spire Climbing Center
- 11,197 sq. ft.
- Client: Jeff Ho
- Location: Bozeman, Montana