National Park Service – Scotts Bluff National Monument

Scotts Bluff, a stone formation that rises 800 ft. above the North Platte River in Nebraska, has long served as a landmark for travelers — from Native Americans to pioneers on the famed Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails to people today. Located inside the 3,000-acre Scotts Bluff National Monument park, the historic Oregon Trail Museum and Visitor Center, comprising several structures built in phases from 1935 – 1949, needed renovation and system upgrades. 360 Engineering designed new mechanical and plumbing systems for the main visitor center and an additional building. To preserve the facility’s original design intent, the existing in-wall ducts and grills were incorporated into a new, energy-efficient VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) HVAC system with energy recovery ventilation.

Location

Gering, Nebraska

Owner

National Park Service

Client

Anderson Hallas Architects, PC, and Mundus Bishop

Category

Community
Federal