James McDonaldFAIASenior Preservation Architect

Look into historic preservation in Montana, and you’ll find Jim’s name followed by superlatives: Most prominent architect. Most widely acknowledged authority. Most passionate advocate. And most influential teacher. Jim grew up building barns and homes in rural Montana; Then came college; Then a Masters in Historic Preservation at Columbia University. And then a long career at A&E preserving many of the region’s most famous architectural landmarks—and giving shape to his belief that “historic buildings unify and give meaning to communities.”

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