With a wide range of commercial, institutional and industrial project experience, Simonsen Architect has the very capable abilities to coordinate and manage your project from inception to move in. Having completed community outreach forums, successfully achieved challenging entitlement processes and negotiated campus approvals our background can benefit your project to bring it to successful fruition. Whether you are considering: innovative workplace renovations, preservation of historic structures or relocating to grow a business or optimize efficiencies, we can help. We take pride in our ability to realize efficiencies in our structures with cost effective strategies, creatively using innovative materials and realizing dynamic spaces for occupying staff and customers.
Ultimately, our success and longevity is a direct result of our intricate understanding of construction, blending design and technical requirements together to deliver the best possible structure for our clients.
North 20th Street Multi-Use Building
In design, this new building will create one of the first projects on the North 20th Street Main Street in the EBURD. Providing retail and office space on the main floor and 18 apartments above it starts the process that was envisioned for this area in the core of Billings, Montana
Yellowstone Ice and Water
The retail store for this company is completed and creating growth in their business with better exposure, parking and new offerings of ice and water 24 hours a day with state of the art technology to sell these products. The ice manufacturing plant will soon be under construction on a new site providing an efficient new building and machinery to manufacture ice in a food grade sanitary manufacturing plant. This project is located in the EBURD in the core of BIllings, Montana
Stillwater County Courthouse Entry Stair Replacement
The historic Stillwater County Courthouse grand stairs were in significantly deteriorated condition. This project replaced the stairs to a historically significant building with a beautiful new stair of durable construction that is sympathetic to the original design.
Town and Country Foods Lewistown, Montana
The new Town and County Foods located in Lewistown provides a new grocery store option for local residents in the expanding area near the local airport. The 23,000 square foot building was designed with the employee owned company and constructed by Walker Construction of Bozeman, Montana.
Rock Creek Party Barn and Guest house
Constructed of SIP (structurally insulated panel) walls and roof panels, this timber frame building provides space for the owners vehicles, a gathering space and new guest quarters. The highly efficient SIP building envelope was a hands down choice for the owner who has another building on site that implements this system of construction.
Note: Some projects on this site were completed as a principal or employee of A&E Architects, P.C.
Simonsen Architect’s residential work strives to consider placement on the land to optimize views, shelter outdoor spaces and the building from the weather and take advantage of special aspects of the property. Incorporating pleasing and efficient plan layouts with occupant comfort in mind, arrangement of spaces often contain large open spaces and more compact intimate scaled areas. The goal to bring well considered daylight to most every room in a house is always in mind during design. Thoughtful use of materials in creative ways is a constant goal to bring a unique and well scaled exterior design to projects.
Zimmerman Place Residence
This 2016 Parade of Homes Entry was a showstopper home that went away from the more traditional aesthetic of past parade homes. The design took maximum advantage of the site and stunning views from this homesite atop the rimrocks in Billings, MT. Designed with Newman Quality Built Homes and Clint Schultz-interior designer, the house stunned visitors with its many innovative and beautiful features.
Rock Creek Contemporary Cabin
The Rock Creek Cabin situated on the banks of Rock Creek, just north of Red Lodge, Montana is a small contemporary design constructed of SIP-structural insulated panels with in-floor radiant heat. The design provides a highly efficient and comfortable get-away for the Owners that met their goals for a small but beautiful place for family and friends.
This barn constructed with Corten (rusty) siding provides garage space, storage and entertaining space for the owners when they choose to entertain larger groups than their adjacent compact cabin will accommodate. The straightforward but elegant detailing and minimal number of materials catches the eye of many as they visit the site.
Rock Creek Cabin
The cabin along Rock Creek has been a multiple project effort to first renovate and expand and then further expand to accommodate a family and their growing ceramic art collection. Situated along the Creek the family experiences the change of seasons and regular visits from wildlife.
Rock Creek Studio
A garage, guest quarters, and a second-floor fabric artist’s studio is housed in the cozy story and a half structure on an expansive site.
Situated immediately below the rimrocks with a view of the Yellowstone Valley and surrounding mountain ranges, this house was designed to take full advantage of the views offered by this site. The design strived to open up these views and at the same time control sun exposure with adequate roof overhangs, larger west overhangs and well-conceived placement of windows. The design implements a monochromatic siding and trim color scheme that highlights the stained glue laminated beams, columns and the stone work.
I have had the pleasure of working with Eric Simonsen on a variety of projects ranging from residential to commercial. It’s a joy to work with someone who is so dedicated and engaged to his craft.
David Hiltner, Executive Director & Artist
Red Lodge Clay Center
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