LAURA LANDON

Comma-Q Architecture

SAY IT LOUD - Montana Exhibitor

Montana Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My clients and colleagues inspire me. The Community Food Co-op project was extremely inspiring as they encouraged us to utilize forward thinking systems and design elements. I’m always amazed and motivated by the work that my colleagues create.

LAURA LANDON

Bio:

EDUCATION Master of Architecture, 2006, Montana State University - Bozeman, MT Bachelor of Science - Architecture, 2001, University of Virginia School of Architecture - Charlottesville, VA Study included semester abroad at Helsinki University of Technology in Helsinki, Finland PROFESSIONAL LICENSES Montana - Registered Architect No. 3221 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Comma-Q Architecture - Bozeman, MT, 2005-Present, Project Architect PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS USGBC LEED v2.2 Accreditation, 2006

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I grew up in a small Wyoming town and have always loved art. I wanted to be an architect since I was in high school. This was confirmed when I attended UVA where I was inspired and challenged by the built environment.

What do you do?

I am a detail-oriented project architect and passionate about working on meaningful projects that have a positive, timeless and lasting impact on our community.

What excites you in the work you do?

Architecture is a puzzle where you have to figure out how to put all the pieces together to meet code and client expectations while figuring out how to make the materials, systems and spaces fit together. I love this challenge.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My clients and colleagues inspire me. The Community Food Co-op project was extremely inspiring as they encouraged us to utilize forward thinking systems and design elements. I’m always amazed and motivated by the work that my colleagues create.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I’ve been extremely proud of how this project has been received by our community. We’ve received numerous accolades and public praise which validates the work that I do.

Featured Project Name: 

Community Food Co-op

 

Featured Project Location: 

Bozeman, MT

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2019

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

Reflecting the ideals of the Community Food Co-op, the design team recognized the importance of creating a building that is energy efficient and utilizes sustainable building materials and practices. One of the most exciting energy-saving features is the use of a cogeneration power system. Engineered Montana-sourced wood products were used for the building’s structural components and an innovative vegetated rooftop was selected all in an effort to embrace biophilic design practices.

Photography Credit:

Derik Olsen Photography

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