Licensed Architect, Illinois and Michigan
NCARB Certified Architect
Chicago Self Certification Architect
LEED Accredited Professional
Master of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Michigan, 1993
AIA Chicago Board Director, 2016 - present
AIA Chicago DOB Working Group Member, 2015 - present
AIA Chicago Small Practitioners Group Co-Chair, 2015-2017
AIA Chicago Working With An Architect / Ask An Architect Program, Chair 2013-2014
AIA Chicago Working With An Architect / Ask an Architect Program, Public Speaker 2011 - present
(c) 2010 - 2020 LAURA GARCIA DESIGN
Laura founded Laura Garcia Design in 2010, after nearly 20 years of experience in the commercial architecture world, with the goal of creating a vibrant architecture practice dedicated to client service and exceptional design.
The firm provides a full range of architectural services for the design, documentation, permitting, and construction of new buildings, additions, and renovations. Her practice consists of 50% residential projects, and 50% small commercial work, and she collaborates with her clients to develop exceptional design solutions that are delivered within the required timeframe and budget.
Laura is an enthusiastic problem solver who enjoys unique challenges and unusual project constraints. Her approach is framed around carefully listening to her client’s goals, desires, and concerns, so that she can guide them to successful project completion.