I have always enjoyed the challenge of the creative design process. When starting, I visualize exactly how I could to take a project from concept to reality. The beginning of every project is so exciting, but it is just as thrilling to see the result of all the effort that went into the project.
- 1 year of experience
- Bachelor of Science in Architecture / Temple University
- Master of Science in Interior Architecture & Design / Drexel University
Laura's role models
I had teachers at every level that had a strong impact on my life. My high school art teacher really helped me to discover what my personal strengths were, and helped to develop my confidence. She was the reason I pursued further education and a career in the design industry—she even helped me get into college!
Her first job and original career aspirations
My first job was as a hostess at a busy restaurant, which taught me to smile and be polite—no matter how disgruntled the customer was. When I was younger, I wanted to be a teacher, but by the time I graduated from high school I knew I never wanted to go back!
When Laura wants to relax
I spend most of my free time boating on the Chesapeake Bay with family and friends. I love relaxing on the water and am always looking forward to the next opportunity to get out there.
Her favorite foods
If I had to pick a food I couldn’t live without, it would be seafood. My favorite is blue crabs—picking crabs is one of my family’s most important summer traditions. Even my young nieces love to eat crabs. I think they just look forward to making a big mess with the whole family! Coffee is another essential for me. Dark roast with skim milk, please!
Laura's advice for interior design students
Pay attention during history classes! We can learn so much from those who came before us. I became interested in art, architectural and social history during graduate school and will continue to read and pursue historical subjects. I like to think of history as one big story that is constantly interconnecting. While social customs have evolved over time, the big ideas influencing art and design have remained constant.