Hello. My name is Lauren. I am a brand and marketing strategist, LEED AP in Neighborhood Development, and public space enthusiast from the San Francisco Bay Area.
In the fifth grade, my class participated in a sandcastle building competition in San Francisco. Classes from different schools throughout the Bay Area each teamed with a group of architects to design and build a large sculpture on the beach.
That day brought me to many wonderful and challenging experiences and projects. I graduated from fifth grade (phew!), went to architecture school, spent a year in Copenhagen, and discovered my beliefs about what the world should be like along the way: buildings should tell stories, all design should keep the future in mind, and public space matters.
I use my design education and experience to create rich and compelling stories that inspire a call to action.
the study of relationships between physical environment, social behavior, and psychology.
recycle + reuse product design and well-crafted junkitecture.
the study of technology, culture, and intimacy.
health and wellness.
placemaking, public spaces, and public transit systems.
model-building and small-scale projects.
Please visit my website to see design work.
Self-Employed, Presentation and Graphic Designer
Tempura ICHI restaurant, Tokyo, Japan
:: [IP] Designing branding, marketing campaign, and schematics for interior.
Arista Medical, Huntington Beach, CA
:: Designed marketing campaign, including website and printed promotion material.
Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, CA
:: Designed and built architectural model of Sequoia Hospital, used for meetings and presentations.
Education.com, Redwood City, CA
:: Designed downloadable children’s educational worksheets and printable activities for teachers and parents in collaboration with editor.
Town of Portola Valley, Portola Valley, CA, US, Sustainability Marketing Consultant
:: Collaborated with Sustainability Coordinator and Committee to implement effective community-based social marketing strategies through web, print, and events.
:: Designed branding and identity for town’s energy efficiency campaign, forming infrastructure for program to evolve into long-term community project.
:: Designed educational material for town residents on energy-efficient and sustainable home improvements.
Stafford King Wiese Architects, Sacramento, CA, US, Architectural Intern
:: Drafted and rendered for presentations
:: Produced schematic design
:: Researched for marketing and outreach
:: Attended client and engineer meetings, design critiques, and construction sites.
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture
Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Copenhagen, DK, Architecture and Urban Design
Gordon Stafford Scholarship in Architecture, Scholarship
2004-2009, Aims to increase representation of minorities in architecture