Originally from Boston, Laura Viklund is a practicing architect in Montana and Wyoming. She has been involved with Tippet Rise Art Center from its early days, serving as the architect for the Olivier Music Barn, Will’s Shed, Artist Residences, and four new buildings soon to be constructed for administrative and artist use.
At Tippet Rise, Laura has worked closely with artists Francis Kéré (Xylem) and Stephen Talasnik (Satellite #5: Pioneer) as the local Architect of Record. As co-owner of the timber construction company, Gunnstock Timber Frames in Powell, Wyoming, she combined her background in sculpture and construction with her experience in 3D computer modelling and fabrication to help determine the process of construction for these large-scale artworks and communicate this information to the craftsmen.
Viklund is a graduate of Boston College, Massachusetts College of Art and holds a Master’s of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.