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Design Excellence Workshop

The Missoula Redevelopment Agency, City Development Services, and the Downtown Missoula Partnership will host a dynamic and professionally-facilitated work session on Design Excellence for Missoula on Friday, Feb. 12th from 9 am to 5 pm at the Holiday Inn Downtown (200 S. Pattee). The workshop will be facilitated by one of the premiere professionals on Design Guidelines in the United States – Nore’ Winter and his colleague Brad Johnson of Winter and Company.The objectives of the workshop are three fold:

  • To establish a shared base of understanding on how design policies can be promoted through guidelines, standards and tools
  • To seek a general consensus among participants on the role design excellence should have in Missoula
  • To outline a strategy for future actions

This workshop is intended for professionals who work in the field of architecture, design and development, but all components are open to the public. The day’s planning session will culminate with a Public Open House from 3:30-5 pm.

 Design Excellence Workshop Agenda

9-9:30 am -- Introductions                      
9:30-10:30 am  Background on Design in Missoula
10:30-11 am Overview of National Character-Management Systems
11-11:30 am The Process of developing Design Guidelines and Standards
11:30 am-12:30 pm Defining the Design Traditions of Missoula
12:30-1:30 pm -- LUNCH BREAK
1:30-2:30 pm -- Defining Missoula’s Character Areas
2:30-3:30 pm -- Develop a Strategy
3:30-5 pm -- Open House: Summarizing the Day’s Results

For more information on the facilitators, visit For additional information on the workshop, contact Linda McCarthy ( or Laval Means (

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