Architecture & Engineering

Building Montana

Russ Katherman Division Administrator 444-3332
Marina Little Design Engineering Manager 444-3327
Bob Warfle Contracts & Construction Engineering Manager 444-0771
Janelle McBreen Financial Operations Manager 444-3330
Randy Stephens Planning Manager 444-5463
Steve Faherty Facility Assessment Coordinator 422-2080
Chris Batson Mechanical Engineer 444-2615
Paul Blumenthal Architect 444-3333
Nick Franz Architect 594-2957
Mark Hines Mechanical Engineer 444-3331
VACANT Project Manager
Chris Ames Construction Manager 431-0359
Cody Mitchell Construction Manager 431-3326
Kledia Colenso Construction Manager 461-1689
VACANT Construction Manager
Emily Batson Accountant 444-3031
Maria Jackson Grants Contracts Coordinator 444-3393
Moriah Keller Broadband Coordinator 444-4099
Kevin Kent Administrative Support 444-3104
Sharon Tobol Accountant 444-3325
Darlene Patzer Grant Accountant 444-4016

Provide service based on current standards, best practices, and fiscal sustainability.

  • Draft and oversee contracts, following statutes and regulations, for design and construction of capital projects.
  • Review appropriations annually to ensure authority is reverted to the appropriate fund balance in a timely manner.
  • Provide agencies with essential and timely project budget information for agency monitoring and fiscal reporting requirements.
  • Present to the legislature a single, comprehensive, and prioritized plan for capital construction.

Emphasize efficiency, reliability, transparency, and leadership.

  • Complete construction projects within the time allotted in the contract and within the authorized budget.
  • Advise the legislative and executive branches on the status of the Long-Range Building Program projects.
  • Deliver buildings that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, affordable to maintain, and comply with current codes and standards.
  • Advise on the funding levels necessary to maintain reasonable condition of state-owned facilities.

Build and maintain relationships to support effective government.

  • Use a team-based, collaborative approach with agencies, architects/engineers, and contractors to maximize communication and efficiency in the implementation of projects.
  • Increase operational effectiveness and efficiency; continue to reduce analog and manual functions
  • Promote the transparent and responsible management of public funds
  • Enhance the availability of timely information for better decision-making; reduce the time lag between requests and responses
  • Advance facility analysis, database, capital planning, and project management