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 […]

What is an Average House?

These days it is getting increasingly hard for young couples to afford their own home. We’ve all heard the term “starter home,” well anymore what exactly does that mean? This generation of architects is no different than many of the previous generations. What I am talking about is the struggles and how very disheartening it […]

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 […]

Evolution of Technology in Architecture

Today designers have all sorts of software tools to help them delineate their ideas accurately. These days the challenge seems to be how to keep up with all the updates and changes to Revit, but for a minute let’s go back in time to the 1760’s and consider how draftsmen solved these complicated problems without […]

The Power of Paisley

Have you ever wondered about those trippy floral patterns and where this intricate pattern came from? Well, not surprisingly, its origins lie in ancient Persia. During the height of the British Empire, the East India Company is widely credited with bringing this creation to western civilization in the 1700’s. Shortly thereafter, the pattern began appearing […]

Sneak Peak into Residential Design

Designing for residential clients is a very rewarding experience.   The main difference I find between residential and commercial design is the personal connections to the space and the relationships we form with the clients. To design according to our standards, we must first get to know the client personally. Good residential design is specific […]

Get to Know Kory Kennaugh

1. If you were not an architect, what would you be? I’d be restoring classic cars and boats. 2. What is your morning routine? Make coffee, eat breakfast, read the news then walk the dog. 3. What is your perfect cup of coffee? Dark roast with a little bit of half and half. 4. What […]

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 […]