About Us

Since its inception in 1973, Springer Group Architects 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. Springer Group 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

LOWELL W. SPRINGER has been the Owner / Principal Architect of Springer Group Architects, P.C., for the past 40+ 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, multimillion 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, 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, Northrop, 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 last 40+years, Lowell has specialized in providing the Design / Build master planning and acted as the prime design professional, direction all design and land planning, engineering, and construction activities for land development projects, subdivisions and Planned Unit Developments throughout Montana. The scope of the projects ranges from simple minor subdivision, to complex multi-subdivision developments such as StoneRidge, the North 19th Avenue Entryway Corridor to Bozeman.

During this time, 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.


GENE A. MICKOLIO – AIA, LEED AP

GENE is the Vice President / Principal Architect as well as being responsible for the project management, detailed design development, construction document, construction administration 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 eight years of service to the firm, Mr. Mickolio has managed many projects including several new retail, commercial, hospitality, industrial, dental and professional office buildings 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.