Laura Allen, RA, LEED AP

A stalwart project manager and designer with 20 years of experience, Laura’s distinctive strengths are shaped by an off-the-beaten-path to architecture.  Undergraduate studies in art history (sculpture and photography) led to work at several multimedia advertising agencies, where she cut her teeth on managing complex project teams and contracts in a fast-paced environment and advanced to leadership positions, prior to her pursuits in architecture and historic preservation.

Inspired by the works of artists Robert Irwin, Gordon Matta-Clark and Robert Polidori, Laura’s practice is driven by how people experience architecture -- prioritizing clean, cohesive, and beautiful spaces that resonate from within.  These principles are manifested in her diverse portfolio which encompasses higher educational, healthcare, recreational, and mixed use residential developments as well as a number of California and National park assignments, including the stabilization and rehabilitation of the John Marsh House.

Laura studied architecture at the University of California at Berkeley where she earned her Master of Architecture degree and the AIA Henry Adams Certificate of Merit.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Barnard College/Columbia University.
Favorite Folly: Parc Monceau, site of the first successful parachute jump