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Welcome to the custom side of MFGR. From outdoor sleeping spaces to indoor concert halls, we work with our clients to help bring their vision to life in a manner that respects and incorporates the environment we live in. We bring a depth of experience in commercial and residential projects and would love to learn more about how we can serve you.

Lot G

Located on the Northside of Bozeman in the uber hip Cannery District, Lot G Café is a favorite breakfast and lunch spot among locals. Walking into the well-lit modern building the customer is greeted with a definitively MFGR styled space. From the geometric steel hanging planters on the wall to the sound-dampening moss panels hanging above each table, there is a unique sense of style and cohesiveness. For our team, this was a great project to work on as it allowed for a big dose of creativity in a small space. Working with inspiration from the restaurant logo we incorporated subtle angles, clean lines and a combination of reclaimed wood and raw steel to tip our hat to our Montana vernacular.

The Lark

Located on West Main in downtown Bozeman, The Lark welcomes visitors to town standing out with its contemporary design on the original footprint of the former motel. When local developers and architects Think Tank Design stepped in to revitalize this cornerstone of West Main St. they knew there was a unique opportunity to tie in the history of the building with a modern style and experience not found anywhere else in town. Our team collaborated with the architects to create contemporary elements throughout the property, from seating areas and a patio fireplace to the industrial-chic lobby. We had to breathe life into the new space, keeping the bones and history in place, while giving the lark an identity of its own.

Dell House

The Dell House is one of our favorite collaborative projects. Working with architect, mentor and friend of ours, Richard Charlesworth, we collectively created a space that marries a traditional styled front of house with a modern ADU and outdoor living space. The challenge of integrating the two designer styles added a fun element to our work, reminding us of the importance of cohesion in design and timelessness. The main house is a modern interpretation of classic style that blends well with the rest of the neighborhood. For the ADU and outdoor living space, we injected a full dose of MFGR style; bringing in clean, straight lines to add a modern feeling with a subtle nod to the urban grid. This project defines the space we love to play in – innovative design, incorporation of outdoor landscape and projects that are inspired by the surrounding landscape rather than feeling as if they’ve been dropped in from the sky.

Stillman House

A functional home that begs to be lived in, with maximum exposure to sunlight and great use of a small corner lot. This house, located in the university neighborhood of Bozeman, Montana is truly one of a kind. The clients came to us with a vision for a home that was functional and would support their active lifestyle, without sacrificing aesthetics. They also cared deeply about access to the sunshine, which can be hard to find thanks to the ancient trees that line these streets. Through creative thinking and elegant design, we created a home that stands out while enhancing the historical beauty of the street. With strategically placed windows and decks, the owners feel closer to nature inside and out.

Taylor Lojek Hut

The Springhill Garage remains one of our favorite residential projects. Perfectly modern in design, the garage is set on a large cattle range located outside of Bozeman, Montana. Nestled into the rolling foothills, the structure appears to grow right out of the landscape, an aesthetic that we believe is fundamental to good design. Enhancing the natural landscape, rather than distracting; while creating structures that look like the belong. This project is another collaboration with Richard Charlesworth which you see reflected in the marriage of two distinct styles – one traditional and clean, the other edgy and modern. The light wall execution was inspired by the concept of a welcoming light, a north star of sorts. The approach to the house is a long winding driveway through the foothills, with the darkness of Montana nights we saw the garage serving as a welcome beacon, beautifully lit, glowing and guiding the residents home.

The Springhill Garage

The Springhill Garage remains one of our favorite residential projects. Perfectly modern in design, the garage is set on a large cattle range located outside of Bozeman, Montana. Nestled into the rolling foothills, the structure appears to grow right out of the landscape, an aesthetic that we believe is fundamental to good design. Enhancing the natural landscape, rather than distracting; while creating structures that look like the belong. This project is another collaboration with Richard Charlesworth which you see reflected in the marriage of two distinct styles – one traditional and clean, the other edgy and modern. The light wall execution was inspired by the concept of a welcoming light, a north star of sorts. The approach to the house is a long winding driveway through the foothills, with the darkness of Montana nights we saw the garage serving as a welcome beacon, beautifully lit, glowing and guiding the residents home.