Montana State University

Community Design Center

  • Welcome to the Community Design Center at Montana State University School of Architecture. The CDC is a 4th year design studio that provides design services to communities and public interest groups in Montana
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates: Spend summer in Montana while gaining contemporary research experience with internationally recognized solar physicists. Designed for undergraduates at the sophomore and junior level, REU offers the opportunity to dive into one of the world's most extensive collections of solar data. Find out more about REU at MSU.
  • Adam Kobelskl, Ph.D. Candidate. The solar physics group at MSU is very well connected and respected within the international community of solar physics. It is easy to build working relationships with groups from around the world from Montana. See where the MSU experience can lead.
  • Meet the MSU Solar Physics Group: Read our story.


Community Design Center

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173760
Bozeman, MT 59717-3760



(406) 994-3793

The Montana State University School of Architecture Community Design Center (CDC), established in 1976, fosters a collaborative interdisciplinary community/university partnership approach to research and design of the built environment that serves the people of Montana. The goals are to assist community groups and non-profit organizations representing undeserved areas or under-funded projects and to work with state agencies, city departments, and other regional governmental entities.

Much like MSU's extension office, the purpose of CDC is to provide quality design services for Montana communities. The scope of projects range from 60-acre master plans to architectural designs to site and energy usage analysis.