Tanner Powell-Palm


Growing up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota gave Tanner a unique midwestern perspective and a longing for the forests and mountains of Montana. He brought that appreciation to Locati along with a varied skillset, an unwavering curiosity and ability to consider and incorporate all different scales with attention to detail and craft.

Tanner graduated Montana State University earning a Master of Architecture degree, as well as, achieving his B.A. Environmental Design and B.A. Film and Photography. Additionally, he is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate (LEED GA) and is beginning his journey towards architectural licensure.

“The opportunity to shape the built environment of this incredibly beautiful place we call home and the diverse and multifaceted questions that arise everyday inspires me. Everything human is experiential. The opportunity to observe, ideate and create experience, crafting the human condition is an architect’s most important responsibility.”

Outside of Locati, you can probably find Tanner with his 4×5 film view camera in tow scaling his red 92 Jeep Wrangler through the remote forest service roads of Montana, traveling to and photographing off-beat rural Midwest towns, sketching and exploring on spontaneous overnight trips to Chicago or Seattle, or writing poetry and collecting bones in the Big Horn Mountains.