Orchard Gardens–HomeWORD


PCI Engineering--Orchard Gardens for HomeWord

Project Overview:
Orchard Gardens is a low income housing development in Missoula, Montana which was built for HomeWORD which consists of 35 units on 4.6 acres. homeWORD has been a leader in providing sustainable affordable housing in Montana for the last decade.

PCI worked with MMW Architects to make everything fit well on this very tight site. Of the 4.6 acres available, 2.0 acres was retained as open space. PCI provided planning, surveying, and site civil services for MMW including water and sewer extensions, grading and drainage design, sidewalks, paths, parking, and services during construction.

Orchard Gardens was designed to the LEED-NC (New Construction) standard. Green features incorporated included PV solar panels, groundwater cooling, recycled glass road base, 35-100% fly ash concrete, and locally sourced materials.


Project Type:
Multifamily Residential

Project Location:
Missoula, Montana

MMW Architects


Professional Consultants, Inc.

Project Value:
$6.8 Million Total

Project Team:
Tom Hanson – Project Engineer

Project Reference:
Don MacArthur / MMW Architects / 406-543-5800