COLLABORATIVE DESIGN

Excellence. Innovation. Delivery.

Collaborative Design Architects has earned distinction for being on the leading edge of architecture and design. What began as a two person partnership more than four decades ago has evolved into a visionary team of design experts with a portfolio of significant, diverse, and technically challenging projects. What differentiates our firm is the client experience.

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Collaborative Design Architects Billings Montana

Principal-led Design

As creative interpreters, we know that the strongest design emerges out of a symbiotic relationship between the client and the creative team. Collaborative Design embraces a partner-led philosophy. When a client engages our firm, they work directly with a principal and team of professionals – all of whom have a vested interest in making the project a success.

Moreover, the firm’s leaders come from rural backgrounds. Authenticity and grit are cultivated from those experiences, shaping real, relatable people who are unafraid of adopting a novel approach when it serves our client better.

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Customized Design Solutions

No two projects are the same. The needs of one will vary greatly from the needs of another. As a firm with deep experience across many industries, we excel in creative ideation.

One of the benefits of working with us is that every project starts as a blank canvas. We first work to truly understand your needs, desires, vision, and budget. Then we collaborate throughout each phase to ensure our design and your vision categorically align.

Copy/paste belongs in word processing – not architecture. By avoiding preconceived ideas or templates, we expand creativity and bring forward a design solution that resounds.

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Grit. Authenticity. Minimalism.

Collaborative Design was founded on the enduring values embedded in the character of eastern Montana. We lean into rigor, integrity, and ingenuity, seeing beyond challenges to deliver innovative design solutions.

Montana’s rugged prairielands give texture to the way we think about design. Authenticity, minimalism, stewardship, and a holistic connection to the earth are guiding principles. Melding that which has stood the test of time with the power of architecture to create experiences reveals elegant, thoughtful solutions. We call this philosophy Eastern Montana Modern.

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Our Culture

People are our greatest asset. By design, our environment fosters creativity and the free flow of ideas. We embrace a team philosophy while giving a sense of agency to the individual. Recognizing that each person has unique passions, talents, and interests, we make every effort to channel associates into projects they love.

Delivering an exceptional client experience starts with a thriving team environment, where opinions are respected and humor is welcome.

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Meet Our Team

Nick Pancheau - Collaborative Design Architects Billings Montana

Nick Pancheau

Principal-in-Charge / Architect / President

Jeff Kanning

Jeff Kanning

Principal / Architect

Brian Johnson - Collaborative Design Architects Billings Montana

Brian Johnson

Principal / Architect / Director of Design

Jason Fitzgerald

Jason Fitzgerald

Principal / Architect / CFO

Travis Smith

Travis Smith

Principal / Architect / COO

Keith Myhre

Keith Myhre

Architect

Austin Anderson

Austin Anderson

Architect

John Wetendorf

John Wetendorf

Architect

Valerie Meier

Valerie Meier

Architect

Andrew Houlihan

Andrew Houlihan

Design Professional

Alex Wright

Alex Wright

Interior Design Professional

Kari Kraske

Kari Kraske

Design Professional

Mitchell Osland

Mitchell Osland

Design Professional

Luke Sanders

Luke Sanders

Design Professional

We’re Hiring

Experienced design professionals and architects looking for a rewarding career in commercial, educational, and residential architecture are encouraged to reach out.