Dennis L. Lippert AIA

Specializing in log and log-integrated structures incorporating architectural stained glass


Historical Holy Trinity celebrates stained glass window

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church window

The congregation of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Grangeville installed a new stained glass window on September 21, 2011. The window, dedicated to the memory of Grangeville resident Barbara Hansen, was a gift of the Hansen family.

The newly installed window is now the largest stained glass window of the historical church. The Hansen gift is the first new stained glass art added to the church since the creation of the original stained glass windows in 1891.

Missoula architect and nationally-renowned glass artist Dennis Lippert was selected for the project … more

Restored stained glass window going in at St. Francis Xavier

St. Francis Xavier church window

Sunlight or not, there'll be a flash from the past inside St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church by the end of the week.

What on Tuesday was a 16-foot-high hole in the northwest corner of the wall will be filled by a restored stained glass window, recalling the glory of 1903 when it and some 29 others were first installed in the downtown Missoula sanctuary ... more

St. Francis Xavier Church window

Missoula architect begins work to restore stained-glass windows at St. Francis Xavier

"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."

— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

On a rare-for-this-spring sun-filled day, the stained-glass windows at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in downtown Missoula softly brighten the beautiful, 119-year-old interior of the brick building … more

Gibson Mansion window

Couple keeping Gibson Mansion in 1903 shape as bed-and-breakfast

It’s not an easy job, making and keeping a 1903 Victorian-style mansion looking like 1903.

Tom and Nancy Malikie have spent the past 11-plus years since they opened the Gibson Mansion Bed and Breakfast on 39th Street warding off and/or mitigating the ravages of time, weather, frat parties, a cross-town move in 1979 and, most recently, a flying elbow.

That’s what damaged the distinctive stained-glass window above the landing on the mansion’s grand staircase a month or so ago.

The Gibson has been booked solid for weekend weddings since late May, Tom Malikie said. On this particular Saturday, the father of the groom pulled on custom-made cowboy boots for the first time … more