Laura has extensive experience in all aspects and scales of urban design projects. Her work with Foster + Partners in London included The Bow tower in Calgary, the Seattle Civic Center in Washington, and the Biometropolis Health City masterplan in Mexico City. All of these projects are mixed-use, sustainable developments which utilize architecture as a means of creating dynamic public spaces. She was also involved in the Shaw Communications Campus project where she was responsible for the architectural coordination of the campus masterplan and the design development of the initial building proposals.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Master of Architecture degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Her Masters thesis focused on issues of urban sprawl in Calgary and proposed a strategy to modify the existing suburban typology in order to create sustainable, vibrant and connected communities. She was awarded the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Student Medal for academic excellence for her thesis work and was also nominated for the Governor General Academic Gold Medal.