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Ursa Minor patio space.
Two workers in hard hats looking over architectural plans on a table.

We’re so glad
you’re here.

Since the day we first opened our doors, we’ve been on a mission to educate, inspire, and guide passion-driven business owners (just like you) through the predesign exploration phase and architectural planning process.


But what really sets us apart is our holistic approach to architecture. By focusing on your overall mission, vision, values, we can recommend how the built form can best reflect and amplify your overall goals.


Best of all, our emphasis on this approach not only sets our firm apart but sets your business up to make informed decisions that can save you time and money by reducing the unknown variables in the initial phase of your new space.

Well, hello there!

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If we haven’t met yet, I’m Tiersa, the founder and principal architect of Brick and Mortar design studio. With over fifteen years of industry experience, I bring a wealth of expertise and lessons learned to guide your project from ideation through the construction process. My passion for design is fueled by each entrepreneur whose business grows and flourishes through opening or expanding their brick and mortar. lifting up and  I share my passion to the table by educating, inspiring, and guiding you through the concept phase and architectural planning process. 

My architectural journey began with the love of building with legos and setting up barbie’s home in lieu of playing house. I knew I wanted to be an architect before graduating high school and master’s degree in architecture from North Dakota State University. I started my  Before launching BAM in late January 2020, I received my and cut my teeth for a dozen years at a local architectural firm designing and managing commercial projects ranging from small interior remodels to multi-million-dollar extensive renovations.

Meet our Team

Administrative Coordinator

Brand + Copy Consultant

Architect + Design Consultant

Existing Building Documentation + Photography

You’re in good company.


“Brick and Mortar guided us through the confusing world of zoning codes in a timely and efficient manner. Very easy to work with and expertly knowledgeable. Their ability to think outside the box came in handy more than once. Can't wait for our next project!”

—Connor Riley, Owner, Amazing Grace Cafe + Grocery

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