Dwayne Brown, AIA, NCARB


Dwayne Brown has a Master of Architecture degree from Montana State University and has been principal of the firm since its establishment in 1997. He has practiced architecture since 1985 and has extensive experience in a wide variety of projects. Dwayne enjoys leading all aspects of the project design and has embraced its dramatic transformation by advances in communication and technology.


Scott Cromwell, AIA, NCARB, LEED-AP


Scott is an excellent facilitator of the firm's collaborative style of design and development. From master planning to adaptive re-use/renovation of buildings, his knowledge, ability, and business sense have made Scott a strong leader. He is a member the Helena Chamber of Commerce and USGBC's Montana Chapter. Scott is in the Helena Lions Club and Montana Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation.


Jacob Augenstein, AIA, NCARB, LEED-AP


Jacob earned his Masters of Architecture degree from Montana State University in 2005. After school he worked for six years, both in Colorado and in Wyoming, before joining Slate Architecture in 2012. In 2009, Jacob earned his LEED Accredited Professional credentials, and is skilled in sustainable design and theory. Jacob has been responsible for numerous successful projects ranging in project types.


Jeremy Carlson, AIA, NCARB


Jeremy earned his Masters of Architecture Degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2006. Jeremy believes every project deserves the utmost attention regardless of size. Jeremy encourages clients to think outside of the box while keeping to their vision, timeline, and budget. With a passion for aesthetics, a desire for open communication and attention to detail, Jeremy takes pride in partnering with the client through the entirety of the project.


Amanda Schnatz, AIA, NCARB


Amanda earned her Masters of Architecture Degree in 2013 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While working towards her licensure, Amanda prioritizes expanding her understanding of construction while maintaining a methodically creative approach to design. She believes the best designs anticipate the needs of the user, and strives to meet this goal through effective communication during design and construction.

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Kelly Axtman, Project Designer/Project Manager


Kelly graduated with his Masters of Architecture in fall of 2015 from Montana State University – Bozeman and joined the Slate Architecture team as a full time staff member after a two year internship. Kelly believes in collaborating with clients to make their vision a reality. His design philosophy has centered around the motto, “Make it simple, but significant.” He is able to create efficient, functional spaces that cater to the user.


Heather Yancy


Heather started out as an intern at our Helena office and was hired on full time after graduation. She loves to sketch in her free time, and when she's not sketching or doing other types of artwork, she enjoys spending time with friends or practicing a few different instruments. What Heather loves most about the industry is creating spaces that work in ways beyond just colors and materials - like how light and sound affect people, functionality and accessibility.