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Commitment and ability . . . .
Since its inception in 1973, SGA has built a reputation for producing practical yet innovative architectural designs and construction systems and managing their efficient and cost effective application in the field. SGA is an experienced and well-managed business, structured to insure the management continuity necessary to undertake any projects with complex requirements. The firm has consistently demonstrated the commitment and ability to successfully complete projects with strict schedule and budget constraints, while remaining responsible and accountable to the client for all design aspects of each project.

LOWELL W. SPRINGER  – NCARB, Principal Architect, CEO

Lowell has been Owner/Principal Architect of Springer Group P.C. for the past 36 years. During that time, he has handled all aspects of every type of facility construction project, land development project, and construction projects from small remodels to large, multi-million dollar, new high-tech construction projects for the aerospace industry.

As the CEO of Springer Group Architects and the Vice President of Design for BACO/TDM, a large-scale aerospace design-build firm, Lowell brings experience as the Design Team Leader with complex governmental projects for some of the leading corporations in the United States including Hughes Aircraft, Northrup, General Dynamics, Rockwell and others. In that role, Lowell was in charge of the design portion of the design/build effort for a number of $10-20 million projects for a wide variety of clients. In Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, Arizona, California, and Washington Lowell has led the design/build effort for over 100 projects with an average project cost of $2.5 million, a minimum of $600,000 and a maximum of $17,000,000.

Over the past 36+ years, Lowell has specialized in providing the Design/Build master planning and acted as the prime design professional, directing all design and land planning, engineering, and construction activities for land development projects, subdivisions and Planned Unit Developments throughout Montana, The scope of these projects ranges from simple minor subdivisions to complex multi subdivision developments such as the StoneRidge, the North 19th Avenue Entryway Corridor to Bozeman.  During this period, Mr. Springer has been deeply involved in the public process of creating zoning ordinances, land development policy documentation, and development guidelines for cities and counties in Montana, including Bozeman and Gallatin County.  Additionally, Lowell has been active both in the public sector and private sector in energy efficient design, being awarded the prestigious Design For Excellence Award by Southern California Edison in 1991.

GENE A. MICKOLIO – AIA, LEED AP, Principal Architect

Gene is a Principal Architect responsible for the detailed design development, construction document, construction management and post-construction services phases of projects.  His experience with design and special attention to detail make him a valuable resource during the design and construction phases. Gene became a partner in Springer Group Architects in 2005.

In his twenty two years of service to the firm, Mr. Mickolio has managed many projects including several new retail, commercial, hospitality, industrial, dental and professional office buildings and multi-family projects in Bozeman, Montana; hotel/motels and multi-family housing projects in Colorado, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Idaho; miscellaneous projects for School District #7 in Bozeman, Montana, and Belgrade School District #44; and numerous other projects both new construction and remodeling.

In addition, Gene is responsible for computer systems management and software integration for the firm’s Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Systems.

ROBERT D. “DOUG” MORLEY – AIA, Principal Architect

Doug is responsible for design development, project management, construction drawings and construction management on school, institutional and government projects.  He has 35 years experience in all phases of the construction industry. In his 20 years with Springer Group Architects, he has transitioned from a staff designer to lead architect and partner in 2004.

As an Associate Adjunct Professor 2000-2003 at Montana State University, Doug developed, implemented and taught the Computer Aided Drafting and Design curriculum (CADD),  instructing in Construction Documents, Building Construction and AutoCAD.  Since becoming a partner in Springer Group Architects, Doug’s responsibilities have evolved to encompass the total mission of the firm.

During the past seven years, Doug has been the project manager and lead architect for design and construction at Stone Child College, Bozeman School District, Havre Schools, Harlem School, Little Big Horn College and selected projects at Montana State University. He has worked closely with various governmental agencies and educational institutions to achieve economy in building design and construction delivered under diverse delivery systems. These projects involved various funding sources, governmental and private, where Doug’s knowledge and expertise has proven invaluable in working with grant writers and funding agencies. Doug’s commitment to team building and shared responsibilities guarantees all stakeholders an open forum for the expression of ideas and concerns throughout the process, from initial design to substantial completion.

Doug was an early adopter of Autodesk Revit and during the past 10 year he has led Springer Group’s strategy to completely incorporate Revit into SGA’s design/construction process, including consultants, contractors and owners representatives. This has culminated in the realization of the Health and Wellness Center at Little Big Horn College in Crow Agency, MT. This anticipated LEED Platinum project is being delivered under the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method, using Building Information Modeling (BIM).