We start almost every project the same way: with hand sketches in black ink that allow us to quickly communicate concepts to our clients. Only after we’ve worked through a handful of concepts and sifted through the most powerful ideas do we turn to digital renderings and floor plans. The computer can’t keep up with a flurry of ideas like the drawing hand can. Here’s a perfect example of how some sketches became reality. In this case, it’s an event venue in rural Montana that we hope will stand for generations.