Commemorating its 80th anniversary, CTA Architects Engineers announced that the firm is changing its name to Cushing Terrell.

Founded in Billings, in 1938 by Ralph Cushing and Everett Terrell, the firm was established on a shared belief that integrating architecture, engineering, and design would open the doors for deepened relationships and enhanced creativity. That belief continues to define the firm today.

“At our core, we help people develop solutions through the design and delivery of unique, thoughtful, responsible environments,” President Scott Wilson explains.

Over the past two decades, Cushing Terrell has grown beyond its mountain-region roots opening offices in Seattle, Washington; Austin, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and New Orleans, Louisiana, among others. Now with 13 offices in six states (and plans to open an Atlanta, Georgia office early next year), and more than 430 team members, the firm is well-positioned to meet the demands of a broad spectrum of projects in a rapidly changing world. The firm’s work encompasses a wide range of market sectors, including commercial, government, education, living, healthcare, and retail, as well as specialty services such as advanced refrigeration engineering.

Cushing Terrell was engaged in the design of projects totaling more than $800 million in total construction in 2018.

Recognized with hundreds of awards since its founding, the firm is ranked number 17 out of forty on Building Design+Construction magazine’s 2019 engineering architecture list.

“We wanted our name and visual branding to better reflect who we are today and where we are headed,” Shannon Christensen, Associate Principal, states.

The firm supports a variety of internal and community-focused initiatives to support diversity, equity, and sustainability, including the Green Advocacy Council and Culture Ambassador program. “We see a bright future, where by working to forever improve, we are better able to help our clients realize their visions and make the world we all share a better place,” Wilson says.

Signature work from the firm’s 80 years of service includes more than three decades of healthcare design work with Billings Clinic, an increasingly progressive commercial partnership with Stockman Bank, and more recently, invaluable client relationships that helped launch the firm to a national presence such as Dell, Amazon, Target, and Google, among others.