Firm profile

Offices in:
  • Billings, Montana
  • Gillette, Wyoming
  • Dickinson, North Dakota

    Billings Office Established

    October 1986

    Prior office was a branch firm with a long history – Foss Associates


    Schutz Foss Architects was formed in 1986 from a large Mid-West Corporation, Foss Associates.

    Jerry Schutz & Allen Rapacz were partners in Schutz Foss Architects until January of 1997 when Mr. Rapacz became President and Owner of the firm. As second generation of ownership, Mr. Rapacz has led the firm in management, leadership in architectural design and business development.

    In 1999, SFA opened a branch office in Gillette, Wyoming and in 2010 SFA opened a branch office in Dickinson, North Dakota.

    Though the recent recession, SFA has not only grown as a firm, but has also grown in their client base.

    Schutz Foss Architects serves clients in Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Idaho & Washington.

    Mission Statement:

    Providing quality service, client satisfaction and architectural excellence while solving practical problems of human interaction in the built environment.

    What services do we offer?

    • Architectural & Interior Design
    • Historic Preservation
    • Site Responsive / Green Design
    • Commercial, Municipal, Liturgical, Restaurant Design
    • Inspections, Feasibility Reports, Special Studies, Expert Witness Services
    • Project sizes up to $40.0m

    What sets Schutz Foss Architects apart?

    "We Listen" "We do what it takes"
    • Quality Control process and quality of bid documents
    • Repeat client services: Average 78.68% of total fees
    • Accurate cost estimates
    • Lots of travel – wide service area
    • Active senior principal/owner in all areas of project delivery
    • Right-sized firm – consistent employees / continuity – no lay-offs
    • Accountable with integrity
    • Electronic Renderings

    Awards of Recognition

    • Wright Branch Library – Wyoming State Library Board Design Award
    • Prime Rib Restaurant And Campbell County Public Health – N.E. Wyoming Contractor Assn.
    • “Best Design Project of the Year”

    • Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center – Published in “Metal Architecture” June 2009
    • And Nationally recognized project Japanese American Internment Camp during WWII

    Our Slogan or Catch Phase

    "We Listen"
    • Words that describe Schutz Foss Architects
    • Creative
    • Effective
    • Quality
    • Satisfaction

    Things that highlight Schutz Foss Architects

    • Longevity of Key Staff
    • Stability in the Firm
    • Repeat Client Services
    • Quality Control

    Career Opportunities

    Looking for an exciting career with an award-winning firm? Schutz Foss is always looking for the best talent around. Please click below to find out our current position openings.

    Contact Information

    Billings, Montana

    3030 4th Avenue North
    Billings, MT 59101
    (406) 252-9218

    Gillette, Wyoming

    107 East 1st Street
    Gillette, WY 82716
    (307) 685-0209