Scott Deitle, a Senior Architect III at CSHQA, has been fascinated with fine art, graphic and industrial design, cartography, and detailing since he was young, and thrived in middle and high school art classes. Upon entering the Air Force in 1990, he chose drafting as his first career choice because he didn’t see an opening for visual arts. He spent his enlistment as a hand draftsman and eventually moved to 3D modeling on early Intergraph systems. After seven years, he left the military and worked as a 3D demo artist for Intergraph and BOXX computer systems.
Using his art background, drafting experience, and visualization work history, he chose Architecture when returning to college in 2003. Scott’s master’s thesis focused on using parametric design to shape the envelope and program of a building while keeping the sense of place and inherent human emotions of that space. As such, he tries to ensure his designs are as creative and unique as possible while focusing on traditional materials, time-tested detailing, and construction, ensuring client and design team satisfaction with the finished product.
His professional architectural history since graduation from MSU is varied and diverse. “While my focus and passion are for design and detailing of advanced structures, my other architectural talents include project management, construction documents, and writing and reviewing specifications.” Scott has focused heavily on K-12 school design, having completed and been a part of 10 school designs across Montana and Colorado. He also has experience in medical office buildings, hospital renovations, office buildings, and other commercial design, including being part of the design team of the new Tom Bradley International terminal at LAX. One of the most exciting projects Scott worked on was a small brewery in Denver, Colorado, which incorporated copper piping throughout the project…including pipes that ran beer through the visitor restrooms! Scott also has a passion for client interactions and business development, and he enjoys meeting and networking with fellow professionals and local community members.
Outside work, Scott and his wife spend their free time hiking, camping, fishing, off-roading, weightlifting, and trail running together. He is a Toyota Land Cruiser fanatic, and they are starting construction on their house in Helena, Montana, which should be complete in 2024. Scott enjoys fitness and travel and makes an effort to visit new countries and cultures every year. He also enjoys retro video games from the 80s and reading WW2 history.
MArch, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
BArts, Environmental Design, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
AS, Construction Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
Licensing and Certifications
Licensed Architect: MT
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Montana Chapter, Board Member (2017-2022)