Is it time to reclaim your workspace?

Have you heard about the open-office design model? Perhaps you work in one already. Many offices are implementing this design in order to create a modern and spacious work environment with the hopes of improving team collaboration and communication, but are managing to achieve the opposite. In the Washington Post, Lindsey Kaufman wrote a personal essay noting her experience with …

Completed Church Renovation – Cheyenne, WY

Highlands United Presbyterian Church in Cheyenne, WY just completed their extensive church renovation. Highlands approached Mountain West in the fall of 2013 and the process was set into motion.  The major areas tackled were the foyer, sanctuary, restrooms, kitchen and dining hall, as well as the exterior facade.  All interior areas received updated flooring materials and lighting that better served …

FREE Plan > Consult > Launch Meetings

Here at MWA we are having a busy and blessed year for sure! If you’re not familiar with us, we’re a group of believers that devotes our lives to ministry design and construction throughout the Mountain West.  Whether it’s a Master Plan, New Facility, Feasibility Study, Site Acquisition Studies, or a Facility Makeover- check out MWA!  We invite you to …

Build Your Team Early, Part 2: integrated project delivery advantages

As mentioned in our earlier blog, Build Your Team Early Part 1, we constantly advise new clients to select a builder early to take advantage of integrated project delivery. We know, we know… the readers are asking, “Well, what are those advantages?” Collaboration through integrated project delivery approach. It’s important to select a builder who’s aligned with your mission and …

Build Your Team Early, Part 1: integrated project delivery method

“If construction was easy everyone would be doing it,” is a common phrase in our line of work. Have you ever begun a construction project – a new church building or even a home expansion or remodel – only to realize that your construction team wasn’t aligned with your vision for the project? Sometimes the construction team may be slightly …

Attention: construction companies

MWA is developing Builder Alliances that cover the entire West. The firm’s unsurpassed experience in partnering with general contractors on the design-build projects for educational and church clients gives both organizations a competitive advantage. Mark Hilles has developed alliances with dozens of builders over the past 15 years. These alliances provide value to our clients and partner vendors as well. …

Design excellence for your education facility

Mountain West Architects has worked with hundreds of churches and schools on their planning, design and construction projects – new facilities, master plans, renovations and the re-purposing of big box structures. Design excellence is not just a catchy saying with the MWA team. After more than 150 successful projects since 1997, we have the expertise to design a facility plan …