Rough Square Architecture

Intelligently Designed, Accurately Documented, Punctually Prepared


The mission is to intelligently design a beautiful project using the utmost accuracy in documentation with punctuality necessary to meet reasonable expectations.

My name is Mark Farrar, and I am the owner of KNOT SQUARE Design here in the great state of Montana. I am situated in Butte, an ideal location to service Big Sky Country as a whole. Although I do work with commercial clients, my true love is custom residential design and delighting clients is pinnacle.

KNOT SQUARE Design began as Clyde’s CAD & Design, L.L.C. or CC&D in 1996 by myself in Flagstaff, Arizona. The company grew into a group of professionals, working as a team to provide residential plans that are both beautiful and designed to meet a budget and deliver the necessary information for an efficient build.  The company branched into Commercial Architecture, creating Clyde’s Civil & Architecture, Inc. and spread out into three cities throughout the state. Plans were drawn up for structures as far reaching as Alaska and Mexico. At the end of the building boom of the early to mid-2000s, the businesses closed and I relocated back to my home town of Butte, Montana.

KNOT SQUARE was born out of a many faceted design company, KNOTTY STUDIOS and specializes in Residential Design, with a background in Structural Design. KNOT SQUARE also does work on light commercial projects and is archiving “as-built” plans for the Hennessy Building in uptown Butte.

The portfolio on this website reflects many of the higher end custom homes that I have designed and/or built/managed as these show some of the most engaging and interesting designs. Please note that I have never shied away from minor additions, designing a utilitarian structure or garage for about anyone. I tend to be able to squeeze in those smaller projects, whereas I do not like to take on too much in the way of larger custom projects at one time as they require a greater number of resources and focused attention is paramount to fine design.

Services provided have a broad range, including home & furniture as well as aesthetic element design, product design and light commercial. Structural plans are created and sized in-house for the most part and construction documents are comprehensive and coherent. During the peak of the boom, an average of 250 projects was completed annually. I have built a few custom homes myself as it is my contention that if you are going to draw it, you should understand how things are done in the field.

If you have a contractor or are one yourself; great! Having a budget is vital to seeing a project built. If not, please check this site periodically for more information on what to look for and tips on getting bids and other key tidbits to help assist you as you get started. This site has only been up for a few months as of the date of this edit, and more articles as they pertain to assisting my clients will appear over time.

As of the date of this writing, the website is in its infancy. Please keep a look out for articles on the When, Why and How of design and much more helpful information. Go ahead and hit the CONTACT Menu item at the top of the page. You can call me or drop an email with questions.

Last updated 19.04.17

Hennessy Building


130 North Main Street

Butte, Montana 59701

Cindi Farrar


(406) 565-7578