Our Firm

Our Philosophy

The practice of architecture is a science and an art. We have a passion for both. Our philosophy is to partner with our clients to reach a complete understanding of their mission and vision and to approach each project with this innate passion and love for what we do. Our desire is to always listen first, then serve our clients' needs by delivering exceptional service and work.

We're obsessive about details. We thrive on being thorough and concise. Our hope is to create spaces that are beautiful and fully functional to help residents and their families feel that they are safe, comfortable, and cared for with dignity and compassion.

Our Credentials

Montag Architects is led by Paul J. Montag, AIA. With over 35 years experience and scores of successfully completed projects, Paul has established himself as an expert in the very specialized field of design for senior living and healthcare facilities.

Paul graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture. After graduation, Paul became a Project Architect at Hansen Lind Meyer (HLM) in Iowa City. While practicing there, he worked on such projects as Harrogate in Lakewood, New Jersey, Essex Meadows in Essex, Connecticut, and North Oaks in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1988, Paul joined William Peterson Architects (WPA) in North Liberty, Iowa.


Paul is a registered architect and a proud member of the American Institute of Architects, NCARB (the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards), and the American Institute of Architects, Iowa. Montag Architects was formerly known as William Peterson Architects, founded in 1986, and renamed in 2016.

Interior Design Services

We are proud to partner with Phelan's Interior to provide interior design services. For nearly eight decades Phelan's has been Iowa's largest, full-service provider of experienced interior design services and products. Please visit their website at: www.phelansinteriors.com

Professional Affiliations