Boys and Girls Club

IDL Bozeman worked with High Plains Architects to maximize the daylighting opportunities within the Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County in Red Lodge, Montana.

The building lighting strategy employed skylights and side lighting to provide uniform illumination throughout the activity room and the gym.The large Kalwall skylight provides softer, diffuse lighting to help reduce the amount of electric lighting fixtures needed in the gym. Interior glazing also helps share light throughout the spaces and gives the appearance of a lighter space.

Light levels were measured throughout the activity room and the gym with various skylight and window designs to gain a better perspective of how daylight could illuminate the spaces.

Digital simulations were conducted to test several different lighting strategies that mixed combinations of clear and Kalwall glazing for windows and skylights to find the best daylighting solution for the Boys and Girls Club building.