Designing a Community’s Identity

As Kalispell continues to evolve as the economic hub of Northwest Montana, CTA Architects Engineers is at the forefront of designing its future

By Dillon Tabish
The Rebecca Chaney Broussard Center for Nursing and Health Science at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell. Photo courtesy of CTA: Heidi A. Long Photography

Editor’s Note: This is one of the stories featured in the winter edition of Flathead Living magazine. Pick up a free copy on newsstands throughout the valley.

Architects play a unique role in every city. By planning, designing and constructing buildings and other structures that blend into the community and its landscape, they can shape a collective identity.

For more than 75 years, CTA Architects Engineers has helped form the character of cities across the West.

The award-winning firm operates offices in Kalispell, Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Livingston and Helena and employs more than 150 people in the state. There are also offices in Texas, Wyoming, Idaho and Washington.

Tucked in an office overlooking Main Street in downtown Kalispell, the local staff of roughly a dozen architects and engineers has molded several prominent buildings across this valley, from commercial spaces to residences and school and government projects.


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