Tippet Rise Art Center
The June 2018 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM) includes a 19-page feature on Tippet Rise Art Center , a collection of intimate musical performance venues and large-scale sculptures that “celebrate the connections between art, music, nature, and the human condition.”
Set on 10,260-acres of rugged ranch land outside of Fishtail, MT, Tippet Rise’s untamed beauty lie in its rolling hills, canyons, meadows, grasslands, and prairies.
Written by Senior Editor Jennifer Reut, the piece explores the project – from concept to reality – and gives a detailed account of the vision, research, planning, and execution of one of the most ambitious international sculpture parks and music venues ever conceived.
As part of a multidisciplinary team of architects, and acoustic, civil, and structural engineers, OvS helped shape the terrain into a place for visitors to inhabit, while maintaining the sense of wildness and wonder that makes Tippet Rise unique.
Principal Lisa Delplace led OvS’ design efforts, which include the 10-acre Cottonwood Site (the nexus of the project and gateway to the sculpture collection), a system of pedestrian and vehicular circulation, a series of sensitive and sustainable solutions for off-the-grid utility management, and directional signage. Design team members Liz Stetson and Jung Lee each played a critical role in bringing the project from the initial planning stage to fruition.
Tippet Rise co-founders Peter and Cathy Halstead recently released Tippet Rise Art Center , a collection of photographs, essays, and poetry inspired by Tippet Rise. The monograph is published by Princeton Architectural Press.
The Tiara, an acoustic performance venue (Liz Stetson)
The Olivier Music Barn, Tippet Rise’s Visitor’s Center and 150-seat performance venue (designed by Gunnstock Timber Frames ) (Liz Stetson)
Visitors can access the sculpture collection by multiple means of transportation (Liz Stetson)