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Jeff Lusin, AIA, MBA

Principal + Owner | LEED BD+C

Superpower | Optimism Spinner // Jeff sees the bright side, able to interpret the needs of a conversation for its positive spin.

Jeff is one-half of the partnership team at 45 Architecture, known for its blend of public and private work and deep Bozeman roots. As a third-generation business owner, entrepreneurship was always in Jeff’s genes, but his path to architecture was shaped by an array of influences. What began as discovering the relics of his grandfather’s shoe shop and a fascination by how things are built became an awareness of advertising and how objects are represented in the public eye. Always the artist, Jeff picked up oil painting in his teenage years, and believes architecture should make an impression beyond its function.

As a natural community builder Jeff recognizes and embraces the tensions present in both design and business, including form and function, urban and rural. With 45 Architecture he is dedicated to building the type of business that prioritizes people over projects.

Project Experience | Jeff worked for firms in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Big Sky, and Bozeman with project types ranging from high end residential, hospitality, commercial, and sports and recreation. ​

Design Inspiration | Bates Masi Architecture, OK, and John Wardle Architects

Architectural Style | Jeff’s main goal is allowing the architecture to be subtle in the function of the space. “It’s important to bring to life the vision the client has and meet it with great architecture that doesn’t overpower the space. Refining the details is the most important so the design style stays consistent throughout. “ ​ Current Read | Art's Principles by Arthur Gensler

Jeff Lusin, AIA, MBA


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