HISTORY

Quality, Innovation and Passion are the foundation of CWG Architects, and on that foundation we’ve built not only enduring, attractive structures, we’ve built relationships with clients that will last as long as the buildings we design.

It was these basic principles that guided CWG’s founders Grant Crossman, Wayne Whitney and Dick Griffin to create a legacy of timeless designs dating back to 1957. Their distinctive work and the work of the generations of architects that followed can be seen across Montana and the Northwest. CWG has had a hand in numerous historical renovations and the creation of new landmarks. Among the most notable projects have been the renovation of the Montana State Capitol Building in 1959, construction of St. Mary Catholic Church, rehabilitation of Carroll College after the train explosion in 1989, and more recently the expansion of Helena Regional Airport.

CWG Architects had its start as an architectural division of the Helena-based engineering firm Morrison-Maierle, Inc., but eventually Crossman, Whitney, and Griffin set out on their own. In 1981 they expanded and moved to the original carriage house behind the TC Power Mansion. The firm changed as the architecture industry changed, adopting the latest technology and embracing environmental sustainability. Still located in Helena’s mansion district, CWG is continuing to grow on the same foundation of quality, innovation, and passion and looking to serve the community for another 60 years.