The ML List: Top Mountain Architects & Designers 2017

Our Guide to the Best in the West

The editors of Mountain Living are pleased to present an exclusive guide to the most talented and influential architects and interior designers at work in the West today. 

These designers and architects in mountain territories have worked hard to become top in their professions, and we’ve taken note of their work, along with receiving recommendations from their clients, vendors, professional organizations and readers.

Keeping our readers in mind, we’ve organized the list to be user friendly. You’ll find architects and designers listed by state and town. Those who were featured in ML during the past two years receive a special highlight that mentions their most recent project featured in the magazine as of January/February 2017. (Architects and designers who have been featured during the past two years but are located in an area outside of ML readers’ territory are grouped together at the end of the list.)

This year’s list is illustrated with a few of our favorite high-country spaces featured in the pages of Mountain Living over the past year.

Below are just a few excerpts; you can peruse the full list here: The ML List: Top Architects and Designers

Photo: Heidi Long

Whitefish, Montana

Architect Rich Graves wanted the front entry of this Whitefish, Montana, home to be transparent so that when guests walked in they could see all the way out to the view.
The house is fairly narrow from front to back, the ambient light enters from both sides.

See the entire home at: This Ridge-Top House Has Points of View (featured July 2016)


Photo: Audrey Hall

Jackson, Wyoming

When architect Eric Logan and his team at Carney Logan Burke Architects designed this home in Wilson, Wyoming, they fulfilled their clients’ desire for a modernist home within the Western vernacular. 

See the entire home at: A Family Retreat That Weathers the West (featured July 2015)


Photo: Audrey Hall

Bozeman, MT

Architect Jerry Locati of Locati Architects said his team worked to create this home in Big Sky’s Yellowstone Club with the warmth and feel of Montana but with a very modern and sophisticated design.

See the entire home at: A Fresh and Contemporary Montana Chalet (featured Jan/Feb 2016)


Photo: Gibeon Photography

Sandpoint, Idaho

The outdoor bar/kitchen pavilion of a home in Lake Pend Orielle in northern Idaho provides an al fresco extension of the home’s living space.  Exterior lights highlight architectural features and provide a welcoming glow for returning boaters. 

See the entire home at: An Idyllic Idaho Home on Lake Pend Orielle (featured May/June 2016)


Photo: Doug Burke

Park City, Utah

Overlooking Park City, Utah, this contemporary home includes ultra-efficient triple-glazed windows throughout to capture the site’sexpansive views.

See the entire home at: An Eco-Friendly Vacation Home in Park City (featured July 2015)


Photo: Audrey Hall and Ron Johnson

Bozeman, Montana

The owners of his Jackson Hole retreat took time to explore the land and understand the nuances of the former ranch property before working with architect Paul Bertelli to bring their rustic ideal to life. The guesthouse with its reclaimed barnwood and steel roofing sits on a wildflower meadow.

See the entire home at: A Ranch Redux in Jackson Hole (featured Sept/Oct 2015)

And here is our list:

The ML List: Top Architects and Designers

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