William Grant

William Grant

Architect

Think out of Boxer, Idaho Vandal, Glacier East Sider, Bill-Ding

William (Bill) Grant brings over three decades of knowledge as an Architect, Sole Practitioner, and Owner’s Representative to each project. Throughout his career, Bill has continuously worked to refine the practice of building design. He believes a successful project begins with forming a comprehensive understanding of the needs of the client, the complexity of the site, and the budget. He prioritizes communication and is a keen observer of the construction process, which gives him a solid understanding of what actually works in Montana’s construction environment. Bill’s broad spectrum of expertise includes Building Information Modeling (BIM),  preliminary architectural reports (PARS), construction administration, and project management. Bill’s greatest design influence comes from images of sites all over the world as well as common materials and building systems available in our local markets.

Q & A with William Grant

Favorite part of your job?

Understanding client statements and desires for a design project. Interpreting and projecting their ideas through architectural design.

What made you interested in architecture?

British Church Architecture – Norman, Saxon and Early English inspired me: that groups of people could build structures with permanence, and that change is slow to mature and grow. There is now a homogenous construction in the US that is troubling.

What do you do in your spare time?

I travel Montana’s back roads and beyond. I like to sketch. Admission – I’m a football fan.

Top 3 things to have if stranded on an island.

Good health, water, shelter. Perhaps some tropical fruit, a jacuzzi, and some company. Heck, I’ll just make it a lifestyle.