residential and commercial architecture firm


(c) 2010 - 2020 LAURA GARCIA DESIGN

We help our clients design or remodel their homes, businesses, and buildings. We provide architectural design services, permit and construction plans, and technical specifications. We get building permits, and assist during construction.

what we do

Accreditations, EDUCATION and Professional affiliations


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 Chair, 2018 - 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 


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.


She provides a full range of design, technical, and permitting services, centered on the needs of her clients, by combining her experience and proven design methodologies with an open mind and fresh ideas. Each project and client is unique and Laura specializes in carefully listening to her client's viewpoint, goals and concerns to help them achieve the best design solution possible for their project, on time and on 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.

about Laura