LARRY  RAFFETY
ARCHITECT


224 S.YELLOWSTONE ST.
LIVINGSTON, MT 59047
406-224-1274

AMERICAN INSTITUTE  OF ARCHITECTS
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Livingston, Montana is a unique community of the Rocky Mountain west. Those who live here have through various planning processes described what they want the future to be, and have stated forcefully they want our unique character to remain strong and visible. Yet our current political and social climates discourage, quite unintentionally, the opportunity to express that character. Lifelong citizens, historic resource advocates, development interests, government entities - too many seem determined to control innumerable aspects of what we build in an attempt to guarantee acceptable surroundings. Does no one realize the benefits of unique expression cannot be attained without the risks of unpredictability?

This community still exemplifies a small town grown over time. We treasure its century-old character, complain about its blemishes, celebrate its beauties. We protect it, but do we really nurture it? What are we creating today, specially expressive of ourselves, to leave for those a century in the future?


Reference Livingston Urban Design Plan Sections 3 & 4
Reference Livingston Patterns Downtown
Reference Hometown Patterns


We as a community are lacking effective tools to espress ourselves as we grow. catalyst is focused toward changing that situation.


cataly
st is a private effort intending to accomplish two things:

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Stimulate diverse expression within public space, particular to this community.

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Provide young people an opportunity to participate.


How catalyst will function:

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Identify potential permanent improvements within public space.

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Attract private donors to support individual projects.

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Leverage other resources whenever possible.

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Integrate artists and technical expertise to design, construct and install projects.

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Offer certain projects as special subjects to selected student teams.

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Work within the support and approval of the City of Livingston, the School District and private donors.


Organization & Background Summary 65K PDF


All donations will have 501c3 status through the Livingston Center for Art and Culture.


Pending catalyst project:


Library Kiosk 2.8M PDF     (GET PDF READER)


     Park High School Information 96K PDF


     Donor Information 76K PDF


Archive:


Ranger Stadium Art Project Web Page


Lagoon Bridge Lighting 4.1M PDF



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