The Quintessential Montana Cabin

The original 1 room log cabin was, in its distilled form, a place to sleep and to keep from freezing. Over the last 100 years it, like most homes, has transformed into something else altogether. With that, I wanted to reach back into time and resurrect an original; something representative of our western roots. Now […]

Architecture Affects Life (And Vise Versa)

In the pursuit of design, I find myself coming back to the idea that work is completely intertwined with life. What we do comes out of who we are, and who we are, comes out of the life we live and the work we do. So how does that come to fruition? In architecture, there’s […]

Winter Toll On Buildings

This winter has been a textbook lesson on the toll weather can take on our buildings. We have had snow and ice on the ground (and roof) for many consecutive weeks without any sustained thaws to completely remove the snow. The freeze-thaw cycle has resulted in ice damming on roofs that we haven’t experienced for […]

60th Year Recap

We are very lucky to have just celebrated our 60th year of architecture and design service. The 60th year brought new staff, new projects, parties and community involvement. Here are some highlights of 2017! We are looking forward to what 2018 has to offer! Stay tuned to watch our office remodel come to life in […]

When Design Becomes a Commodity

Historically the A&E industry has been won and lost on qualifications. In fact, until recently, it was frowned upon for A&E firms to even market themselves. There was a simpler time when reputation and word of mouth were all that differentiated whether or not designers won commissions. Rightfully so, no matter how much technology is […]

Breaking Down the Mysticism of Design Fees

It has been my experience that many of my colleagues struggle to understand the basic principles of economics. To complicate matters there are an infinite variety of services and building types making it impossible to gauge the appropriate fees with our level of service. I’ve witnessed where some architects consume themselves with design to the […]

House Addition (6′-0″ matters) by Jason Egeline

6’-0” doesn’t seem like much unless your kitchens only 6’0” to begin with. Like many folks who are looking for just enough, my Architect wife and I laid out a plan to add “just enough” to our kitchen to make it comfortable for our family and have a little room for guests. With this addition […]