Laurie holds a Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Architecture with a Sustainable Design Focus, and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Minnesota. She is a registered Architect in the State of Minnesota. She has worked on multi family housing, a museum, small scale commercial, campus planning, and adaptive reuse building types.
Laurie has taken a winding path to where she is today and her past experiences include: seven years of web design, 17 years of photography, 21 years of Photoshop, two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in El Salvador, Central America, one year as the Senior Web Designer for the largest online newspaper in Central America, 25 years of inventing and making.
Her past teaching experience includes computer training and high school instruction in Spanish in El Salvador, Teaching Assistant for undergraduate design students at the University of Minnesota.