At High Plains Architects, we uphold our mission to serve and inspire our clients, community, heritage, and environment by designing innovative, cost-effective, high-performance buildings in every project we design.
High Plains Architects is a full service architecture firm based in the high plains of Montana. For over a decade, Principal Randy Hafer and the rest of the High Plains team have provided customized design for our clients, emphasizing sustainability, preservation and restoration, and urban revitalization.
High Plains strives to create buildings that endure through thoughtful understanding of our clients' needs and awareness of the surrounding landscape. We make sustainable attainable and have defined ‘Urban Rustic’ as the careful balance between innovation and preservation.
While based in Montana, our team has lived, worked and studied across the country (as well as abroad), from the East Coast to Chicago to the San Francisco Bay Area, and throughout the Greater Yellowstone region.
Expertise & Services
Drawing upon decades of experience, High Plains Architects works on projects ranging from residential to commercial, from civic and educational to industrial. Our capability ranges from individual residential to multi-family and mixed-use, multi-story structures. We have designed educational facilities, as well as banks, offices, restaurants, retail spaces, grocery stores, hardware stores, fitness centers, breweries, theaters, and recreation facilities. In short, our full-service architectural design experience is varied and far ranging. We are always excited to discuss project ideas with our clients, which is why we offer free consultations to all new clients.
No matter what type of building we are designing, High Plains has consistently put its sustainable design values into practice, resulting in projects that are unsurpassed in the region in energy efficiency, water efficiency, use of salvaged and other green materials, and through the use of renewable energy sources. We are responsible for designing three of the four LEED Platinum buildings in Billings, with six more LEED Platinum buildings currently in design and development. If sustainability is a goal for your project, or you simply want to learn more, we are always interested in discussing sustainability during our consultations.
Historic Rehabilitation and Preservation
Additionally, High Plains is well versed in the varied demands of historic preservation and historically sensitive design. Historic preservation work is challenging; however, we have demonstrated our knowledge and expertise in this field with six adaptive reuse and historic renovation projects successfully listed on the National Register of Historic Places, all of which were tax credit projects. But, we haven't stopped there; we have two more on the way. What's more, we're always excited to talk with you about your preservation and historic revitalization projects.
High Plains has a passion for developing healthy, livable, walkable, vibrant neighborhoods and communities. We have worked on many significant rehabilitation projects in the downtown Billings area, which have contributed considerably to the overall revitalization of downtown. This has been accomplished by preserving buildings with historic character, infusing new life and energy into them, all while increasing their performance. Our expertise also includes project development, feasibility studies, master plans, and even assisting with a successful National Historic District nomination.