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Inside Mosaic

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Who we are…

MOSAIC is a continued collaboration of Montana Architects, Ben Tintinger and Jeff Downhour that began 25+ years ago.  After establishing a new practice in Helena, Montana in 1994, the firm has evolved into the design driven and community oriented studios of MOSAIC Architecture.  With a staff of ten, including five registered architects, Mosaic’s award winning, regionally grounded work includes some of Montana ‘s largest urban developments as well as very modest, small scale homes.  MOSAIC’s studio is located on the historic Last Chance Gulch in Helena, Montana.

What we do…

Through a design philosophy that is centered around the idea of collaborative design, MOSAIC is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality and performance buildings.  As architects, we engage all participants in learning about a place through its history, its people and its connections and together, envision a place that defines its own character. Our ability to solve problems, coordinate and organize the project team, and provide appropriate design has been the cornerstone of delivering successful projects throughout the Northwest.

Where we excel…

Mosaic excels at bringing teams of people together to accomplish community projects. We take great pride in our project management skills and approach to successful architecture. That success is grounded in excellent communication. To create truly responsive designs, we must listen and learn from the local culture, the people, and the surroundings of a place, both current and historical. In turn, we communicate our solutions with an understanding that we all perceive our world differently, and that our approach must respond accordingly. The result will be a great project where excellent design, function and collaboration are integral.

Our passion…

Creating an appropriate architecture for our clients is our passion. An integral part of that commitment is the inclusion of sustainable design principles in all our projects. Not only do we have that obligation to our clients, we also feel we have that obligation to our neighborhoods, cities and surrounding environment. Sustainable design can be most simply thought of as designing buildings to have the most positive and least negative long-term impacts on people, their community, natural resources and the environment. Using sustainable design principles, we can design buildings that are healthier for people, improve productivity, lower energy and maintenance costs, and is better for the environment.