Location: Billings, MT
Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) is building a new corporate headquarters in Billings, MT. Located in Billings’ West End Transtech Center, the building features subtle nods to KOA’s rich history while celebrating the bright and innovative future of camping and outdoor hospitality. Inspired by KOA’s focus on connecting people to the outdoors, the new headquarters will reflect the surrounding landscape of rolling hills, rimrocks and grass plains.
The building features flexible workspaces that promote high-performance and reflect fluid business needs. These influences will be seen throughout the building including reconfigurable and demountable office walls, soft workspaces and intentional office placements that reinforce a connection to nature.
Further enhancing flexibility and efficiency, a raised floor system will allow KOA to easily reconfigure the building to meet future needs. Ventilation and climate control will be addressed throughout office and common spaces utilizing cutting-edge energy modeling and daylighting software to ensure the comfort of employees and visitors.
Outside, KOA will celebrate their connection to nature with a seasonal “creek bed” that will aid storm drainage and provide sustainable irrigation for landscaping. An activity lawn, large patio space with a fire pit and outdoor meeting spaces will provide ample opportunities for employees and visitors to be immersed in the outdoors.
Sustainability will be a theme throughout the building through environmentally friendly building practices and materials. KOA is seeking LEED certification for the building through the U.S. Green Building Council.
Completion of the building is set for the first half of 2023.