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About Reid Smith Architects

Reid Smith Architects has been focused on creating a sense of space through original and unique design in the Mountain West. We emphasize a collaborative process between client, architect, contractor and consultants in order to ensure that inspired, forward thinking ideas are balanced with the appropriate budget and function. We combine the uses of local and natural materials to create architecture that complements and respects the site while celebrating the built environment and innovation. Whether designing a contemporary cabin on the Yellowstone River, a western ski retreat or a modern mountain residence, Reid Smith Architects captures the spirit of the site. 

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Bozeman, MT 59715


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Lizzie Guerra

Architectural Drafter

Lizzie grew up in Chehalis, WA and has worked in her families’ small construction firm, learning hands on at a young age. She has always been passionate about construction and architecture and this is reflected in her drafting style. Additionally, she teaches in the Drafting Program at Gallatin College - MSU. Gallatin College - MSU, Associate of Arts, Design Drafting Technology, 2016

Nick Katagiri

Architect in Training

A native of Portland, Oregon, Nick received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon in 2015.  He has since relocated to Montana to start his career with Reid Smith Architects.  Through a childhood passion for drawing he developed an appreciation for design that eventually led him into the world of architecture.  As an Architect in Training Nick works on presentation and drafting.

University of Oregon, Bachelor of Architecture. 2015

Diana Saros

As Reid’s personal assistant, Diana ensures that communication and coordination continue to flow both internally and externally.  After leaving the film industry in 2007, Diana joined Reid Smith Architects, bringing with her an ability to organize, schedule and work on special projects.  Keeping things in motion is just one of the many aspects of her multi-faceted role that allows her to do what she loves most, working with people.

Montana State University, Bachelors of Arts, Media & Theatre Arts, 2000

Andrea Smith

Andrea serves as the Office Manager for Reid Smith Architects.  Andrea fills many hats within the business, from overseeing financial operations to hiring new employees. 

Montana State University, Bachelors of Science, Sociology, 1997

Nate Steele

Architectural Professional

Helping out with just about anything that needs to be done is one reason Nate is such an important part of the Reid Smith team.  Focusing on the drafting and design, Nate’s specialty allows him the ability to impart his design philosophy in his drafting, “simple and clean with elegant details”.
ITT, Associate of Arts, Architectural Drafting, 2000

Jackson Trout, AIA

Project Architect

Jackson grew up in Aurora, Colorado. He graduated from Montana State University with his Masters of Architecture in 2011. He joined Reid Smith Architects in May of 2011. He plays a large part in project presentation and detailing.

Bob Brooks, AIA

Project Architect

Bob joined Reid Smith Architects in March of 2010. Bob is a licensed architect who graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2006. He works in all phases of project design, detailing, and construction.

Daryl Nourse, AIA


Daryl is originally from the Lake Tahoe area and moved to Montana in 2001 to go to Montana State University. He graduated with his Master of Architecture degree in 2006. He joined Reid Smith Architects while still in school in 2004 and is a licensed Architect in the State of Montana. He is accredited as a LEED AP,  is a member of the American Institute of Architects, and has his National Council of Architectural Registration Boards certification. Daryl works in all phases of each project’s design, coordination/detailing, and construction.

Reid Smith, AIA


Since founding the firm in 2003, Reid has been focused on creating responsive designs that are influenced heavily by the building site and client’s desires. Reid’s primary role is leading the project through the design and detailing of each project. Reid received a Master of Architecture degree from Montana State University, is a member of the American Institute of Architects, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.