Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Princeton University in 2006, and her Masters of Architecture from the University of Virginia in 2009. She has experience with national award winning educational and community-focused design/build projects at the University of Virginia, including extensive 3-year involvement with The Learning Barge and a semester long studio with ecoMOD. Combined with a strong liberal arts undergraduate education, community-centered design studio in Nicaragua, and a year-long fellowship volunteering at the Charlottesville Community Design Center, Lauren's educational experience instilled a strong conviction that design can - and should - serve the public good.
Lauren is a project architect at Walter Robbs Callahan and Pierce, where projects promote such timely concerns as sustainability and downtown revitalization; she also participates in local design community building and networking.
Since 2011, Lauren has focused on founding the Community Design Studio, a collaborative design-based entity in Winston Salem. CDS aspires to utilize the power of design to inspire, educate, and serve, working with local partners toward a sustainable and equitable community. We are a collaborative network that engages creative professionals with local design service and action through community partnerships