Laura Dornberger

Associate Partner / Architect / AIA / LEED AP


Growing up in Buffalo, Wyoming, at the early age of 13 Laura knew she wanted to be an architect.  She followed her dreams and graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor of Environmental Design in 2003 and a Master of Architecture in 2004, and joined Locati Architects in the spring of 2010.  Laura’s passion for architecture and design has lead her to work on a wide variety of projects including commercial, multifamily housing (ranging from high-end residences to affordable housing), and residential designs.  Her primary interest lies in the integration of building systems while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing and functional interior and exterior environment.  She is proficient in working with city planning and building authorities; she has substantial experience using the building codes, barrier free accessibility (ADA) and all supplementary codes, easily translating these for design projects. She also served on the City of Bozeman Planning Board and Zoning Commission in 2014-2015.  Laura is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) with experience assisting on project designs to attain a LEED Green Building Rating.

Outside of work, Laura appreciates the small things. She enjoys playing outdoors with her children, gardening, and traveling with her husband and friends to warm and exotic locations, enjoying the built environment of different cultures.