our firm

The firm of Architecture Advantage, LLP was established on November 1, 2005 as a partnership between Raymond J. Blesener and Melissa M. Graftaas. Melissa worked with Ray her entire architectural career dating back to 1998 while still in college until his retirement in December of 2012. The firm now operates as Architecture Advantage, LLC with Melissa Graftaas as its President.

Over the years, numerous clients have commissioned work with us on a wide array of project types and have elected to continue their services with the firm. Our belief in, and our commitment to our clients and the services we offer, is what led to the development of Architecture Advantage.  This philosophy is what allows the firm to successfully continue forward with each project and client we represent.

Why choose us?

Each and every one of our staff was educated with, and has carried forward into the workplace, a pragmatic approach to all aspects of design.  We are excited to offer a design solution that optimizes your program needs while also enhancing your experience of that space no matter how large or small.

OUR FIRM APPROACHES ALL PROJECTS WITH A VERY PRACTICAL DESIGN PHILOSOPHY THAT CENTERS AROUND THE CLIENT AND THE ART OF ARCHITECTURE.

Our staff is composed in a manner to best achieve a successful end result in an efficient manner. Budgets and schedules are a critical element of every project and we take pride in our commitment to these elements for each client and project. We believe this delivers an end product in which everyone will be proud.

WE OFFER A COMPLETE RANGE OF SERVICES TO OUR CLIENTS AND A PROJECT TEAM IS ESTABLISHED BASED ON THE SPECIFIC PROJECT NEEDS.

Our firm is committed to the education necessary to continue to provide the latest in architectural and interior design services. At the core of all projects, we carry forth a commitment to the environment and energy conservation. Buildings are the number one pollutant to the environment and we believe as a team we can change that.

Staff

MelissaMelissa M. Graftaas
AIA, ARA, LEED® AP
President/Architect
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Kane P. Tewes
AIA, ARA, LEED® AP, BD+C
Architect
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Deanna J AndersonDeanna J. Anderson
CID
Interior Designer
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Tiffany J BourassaTiffany J. Bourassa
Interior Designer
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Thomas J. RzatkowskiThomas J. Rzatkowski
Senior Technician
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Emily Krebsbach
Technician
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Laura E. Winegardner
Administrative Assistant
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