A collaboration is only as good as its collaborators.
Founded by Candace Miller, Miller Architects has consistently drawn exceedingly talented people to its ranks. People whose interests go beyond putting pen to paper to create living spaces, but who also share a genuine affection for making others happy here. When you visit our office in the historic Cannery District of Bozeman, Montana, these are the faces you will see.
Candace Tillotson-Miller AIA, NCARB, Principal
Candace Tillotson-Miller’s education didn’t conclude after attending Rhode Island School of Design and Montana State University where she received her architectural degree. Living the rural Montana ranch life with her veterinarian husband on their working cattle ranch has seen to that. With one foot in ranch life and the other in the design world, she offers a rare and genuine perspective to the Western lifestyle. Whether she’s revitalizing turn-of-the century homestead cabins or creating innovative new structures, her profound appreciation of the Western vernacular brings a strong degree of timelessness to her work. Both elegant and casual, her designs capture at once the romance and the reality of life out West. Graduated in 1985, a registered architect since 1991 and principal/owner of Miller Architects since 1992. Candace is an AIA member and NCARB certified, currently holding licenses in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Utah and New Mexico.
Joe Roodell Principal
Growing up in Montana gave Joe a deep appreciation for the Western vernacular. His passion for architecture is driven from his love of the cowboy lifestyle and the American West. Joe began working for Miller Architects shortly after earning his Masters of Architecture from Montana State University in 2005. Through Miller Architects, he has had the opportunity to successfully manage a variety of projects throughout the diverse landscapes of the West. Joe’s architectural design and management skills have helped him maintain a solid understanding of each project from the early design stages through construction administration. Outside of work, Joe is always in pursuit of a true Montana adventure. You will find him spending time with his beautiful wife and sons rafting the rivers, skiing, hunting and riding horses.
Matt Miller AIA, NCARB, Principal
Originally from Wyoming, Matt Miller comes to the design world with a deep understanding of construction from his years working as a carpenter and mason. This far-reaching range of knowledge was put to good use when he graduated from Montana State University in the spring of 2004 with a Master of Architecture degree and joined Miller Architects soon thereafter. For Matt, there is nothing more inspiring than the wild beauty found in the landscapes of the American West. Matt appreciates a good story, guitars near a campfire, sharing a laugh with friends and family, and is always looking forward to the next trip skiing, fly fishing, hiking or hunting.
Chris Clay AIA, NCARB, Project Manager
Although Chris did not find his way to Montana as directly as some, it was a journey that has shaped his appreciation for this place nonetheless. Receiving his Architectural degree in 1997 from Temple University, he established his career on the East coast and has worked throughout the West honing his skills for the last 12 years. Joining Miller Architects in 2013, the passion for developing exceptional projects comes from his deep respect for the process of transforming design into built form. An avid cyclist, Chris enjoys travel with friends, off-roading on single track or jeep trail and living on the north side of Bozeman with his wife and Rottweiler.
Beau Mossman Project Manager
Born and raised in Montana, Beau has been strongly influenced by the rural culture of Montana. Moving east to pursue an education at the Rhode Island School of Design gave him exposure to a broad design world and a strong base for beginning a design career in Montana. With a background in construction and cabinetry Beau began working in Architecture and Design early in his career. With 17+ years of experience designing, managing, and building, Beau has combined a deep passion for design with the development of exceptional residential and resort projects. Outside of work, Beau and his family spend their time enjoying the great Montana outdoors.
Marit Lueth Project Manager
Raised in northern Minnesota, Marit has been with Miller Architects since 2012, having earned her Master of Architecture degree in 2009. After several years working in interior design, she is now free to balance architecture with bike rides, welding and skiing through the woods.
Suzanne McGee Project Manager
Suzanne grew up in the prairie farms of Northeastern Montana, where she learned a necessity for building to reflect the land. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from Montana State University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Suzanne joined Miller Architects in 2014, with her previous experience primarily in the commercial sector. Though she enjoyed her time in the Southeast, Suzanne is happy to be back in Montana hiking and rafting with her young family.
Marie Schenck Office Manager
Marie joined Miller Architects as Office Manager in May 2015. She grew up in the Gallatin Valley and pursued her interests in photography and business administration at Montana State University. Marie brings years of administrative experience along with her love for visual arts to the team. She enjoys backpacking and cross country skiing with her husband and two kids.
Nima Safaeian AIT
Born and raised in Iran, Nima has a Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University and is currently planning to get his Master of Architecture from Montana State University. He started working with Miller Architects in 2015. He is fascinated and influenced by vernacular and sustainable design. He enjoys playing soccer and ping pong in his free time.
Jessica Bunn AIT
As a Montana native, Jessica’s professional and personal passions are all tied to her love of this place and its people. Her interest in architecture stems from her family’s roots in the construction field and led her to earn a Master of Architecture degree from Montana State University in 2005. Also interested in science and medicine, she became a Registered Nurse in 2013. For Jessica, Architecture is the perfect way to synthesize her creativity with her desire to help others: it is an art form that brings family and friends together and fosters meaningful connections. Inspired by the outdoors, she likes horseback riding, hiking, running, and photographing Montana’s beautiful old barns.
Paul Calabro AIT
Paul grew up in the Northeast, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Art from Syracuse University. He spent years working as a carpenter on custom homes, until a love of high wild places and a girl from Montana brought him West. He joined Miller Architects in 2015 and is working his way through Montana State University’s School of Architecture. When he’s not at his desk, Paul is trail running with his huskies, alpine climbing in Montana’s mountains, or slowly renovating his house.