The Sawyer | Old Sawmill District

The Sawyer Student Living

The Sawyer is boutique student housing designed with the modern student in mind. Located in Old Sawmill District, the student housing is a 57-unit, 218 bedroom pod-style apartment building. Each apartment features fully furnished bedrooms with private bathrooms, a common living area, kitchen and washer/dryer. Students will be greeted with a variety of amenities including 1 GB internet speeds, secure underground parking, outdoor courtyard space with gas fire pits and barbecue grills, extra storage, bike racks and secure building access. The building also features a fourth floor clubhouse-style social room that walks out onto a rooftop deck with views of Mount Jumbo, downtown Missoula, Hellgate Canyon, and Mount Sentinel. A short distance from the University of Montana, the boutique student housing promotes a high focus on academics while providing an authentic Montana vibe.

What’s In A Name?

After completing a thorough research study which included surveys and focus groups with University of Montana students, our Montana-based marketing team, Big Ideas, along with the creative team from Threshold Carve, Austin and Waterloo, have settled on the name for our boutique student housing property – The Sawyer.

The name itself has great significance for the community of Missoula and its location within Old Sawmill District. A “Sawyer” is a skilled tradesman whose job is the safe operation of a sawmill as they cut lumber to length for the consumer market. A sawyer was of the utmost importance in communities like Missoula around the turn of the century as sawmills often spurred further commerce. Once a sawmill was operational a town required food, accommodation, a blacksmith, a bank and all the other necessities that begin to form and bind a community together.

It is with great reverence for this history that we have named our property “The Sawyer,” as we hope to continue the proud tradition of building connections within the community of Missoula and Old Sawmill District.