Williams College, 2005
BA in Environmental Design
University of Oregon, 2012
Master of Architecture, Ecological Design Certificate and Non-profit Management Certificate
Permaculture Design Certificate, Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute
PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant
Vermont Green Building Network, Board Member, 2014-present
Yestermorrow Design/Build Instructor Net Zero Home Design 2015-present
Guest Critic: Yestermorrow, University of Oregon, Middleburry College and Williams College
Laura is the Research Director at Maclay Architects and works on energy efficient design, analysis, and monitoring. She has worked with systems thinking through diverse environmental design experience. Her past work has ranged from permaculture design, biodiesel production, solar installation, an off-grid design/build company in Colorado, and as a research fellow at the Energy Studies in Buildings Lab (ESBL) at the University of Oregon. At Maclay Architects, she executes comparative energy and cost analysis to develop financial information on proposed designs. Additionally, she has managed projects and masterplans combining site, program, and client needs for creative future oriented solutions for SunCommon, the Vermont Foodbank, The Putney School, Middlebury College, and others.
Since 2013, Laura has served on the board of the Vermont Green Building Network, working to update and expand the recognition (and implement) state’s most energy efficient buildings. She is also an instructor and guest lecturer at Yestermorrow Design/Build School.
When not in the office, Laura can be found building block towers with her two young children, or exploring the forests and rivers around her home in Fayston by foot, bike, boat, or skis.