Founded in Coeur d’Alene in 1983, Miller Stauffer Architect’s multi-disciplinary practice brings together specialists in planning, programming, architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. We believe that the best design is produced in a unified collaborative culture that recruits, trains, and empowers talented professionals to do their best work. We have created a single, team based practice that values continuous learning, which we feel is essential to creative excellence. We ensure the consistent quality of our designs and service to clients by maintaining a moderate-sized staff that has been stable for over thirty years.

Our Team

Monte J. Miller


Founding Principal

Anneliese Miller


Principal Architect & Interior Designer

Micheal Walker


Principal Architect

Ashley Bjurstrom

Office Manager

Summer Oman


Project Architect / Manager

Marc Nelson


Kol Nelson

Project Manager

Michael Colman


Jackson Miller


Monica Higbee


Bethany Frey


Our Values

Diverse Project Experience

Miller Stauffer Architects specializes in architecture, interior design, landscape, and master planning services for government, educational, medical, commercial, civic, cultural, residential, mixed-use projects in the Inland Northwest. While the firm’s work is diverse, ranging from small tenant improvements and custom residential to multi-story mixed use high-rises and multi-acre parks, all of our projects share MSA’s commitment to design that is in harmony with the natural environment, client values, and user needs.

Integrated Approach to Design Excellence

We are dedicated to design excellence that integrates function, aesthetics, and environmentally sustainable practices. Our projects have received local and regional recognition for creatively meeting overall goals and program needs while remaining responsive to climatic and contextual issues. We design with the understanding that successful buildings reflect the ideas that make each client and program unique.

Multiple Stakeholder Approach

We believe that successful client service requires an approach in which we expect to learn from project stakeholders, as well as contribute expertise. We attach equal importance to listening and speaking, making an investment in the interactive process with confidence in the long-term benefits. We achieve a shared understanding of goals and priorities through direct and open dialog with stakeholders. We bring a commitment of openness to you and your projects along with a willingness to invest the time and care needed to achieve effective results.

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