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 [...]

By |2018-06-20T19:42:04+00:00July 10th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Design in Education

The client is the primary person to consider when designing. The same goes for design in Education. Children, teachers, and staff will be using the space more than anyone. Selecting materials that have a long lifespan and are visually tasteful is crucial. A great deal of thought and consideration went into the selection process before [...]

By |2018-03-02T16:01:46+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

CWG in 406: Ghost In The Hills

My twenty-something-year-old/ millennial daughter loves to go “adventuring."  It is a modern term that an old geezer like me has a hard time coming to grips with. In straight-forward discourse, I think of it as hiking in the mountains and discovering “stuff” that you didn’t know was there. Montana certainly attracts a lot of folks [...]

By |2018-02-27T15:31:37+00:00February 27th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2018-01-05T16:03:38+00:00January 5th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2017-12-11T22:58:11+00:00December 11th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2017-10-13T14:45:22+00:00October 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments