Austyn Traxler

Austyn Traxler

Architect in Training

Concert Goer, Master Listener, Skillful Color Pencil Sharpener, Challenge Accepter

Austyn’s favorite part of the architecture profession is seeing a project go from simply an idea in someone’s head to a finished, constructed project. He interned with CWG in 2018 and 2019 before accepting a permanent position in 2021. Throughout his professional and academic career, Austyn learned the importance of flexibility and how to adapt to the many changes that occur daily. Austyn has a variety of experience working on government, education, and residential projects. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design and Masters of Architecture degrees from Montana State University. A Helena native, Austyn enjoys spending free time fishing, playing basketball, drawing, and playing guitar.

Q & A with Austyn Traxler

What made you interested in architecture?

I have always been interested in art. Whether it be drawing, painting, sculpting, or playing with Legos when I was little, I have always loved to create. I have always seen architecture as a very functional art form, with a tangible impact on everyone’s daily lives.

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?

When most people think of architecture they think of buildings (walls, roof, doors, windows, etc). Architecture is more about people and the way people interact with the built environment.

What was your first job?

Ticket Taker and Usher for the Helena Brewers semi-pro baseball team.

Top 3 things to have if stranded on an island.

Art Supplies (A pad of paper and pencils), my guitar, fishing pole.