Laura Cangur

Laura Cangur

Montclair, NJ



Laura Cangur, RA

Montclair, NJ

Skilled architect seeking employment at a firm with a diversity of project types.

Capable of producing high-quality drawing sets, effective at leading consultants in the direction the team envisions, a ‘go-to’ person for problem solving, and always looking for the opportunities where design solutions can happen.  I have a broad base of experience with concentrations in Mixed-Use, Retail, and Housing.


Tricarico Architecture and Design PC, Wayne, NJ, US, Project Manager

Managing retail projects for TUMI. My experience includes working on stores located in California, Arizona, Texas, Ohio, Connecticut, and Washington DC. The projects are fast paced and have sharpened my skills for managing multiple timelines and keeping the review time for the permit process at a minimum.

Jan 2013 - Jul 2013

Smith Maran Architecture + Interiors, Montclair, NJ, Project Manager

Construction administration of a storefront renovation in a Historic District of Montclair; worked through the challenges of uncovering well-preserved original structure and adjusting the design accordingly. Producing as-builts for a commercial space, generating design concepts for a new storefront design, and responsibility for construction drawings of the new storefront. Management of construction drawings for a residential mudroom addition/bathroom renovation as well as Sketchup models of a new pool house. Assembling material boards for a lobby makeover project of a 22 story building including corridors, elevator lobbies, and main lobby.

Jul 2012 - Dec 2012

LRS Architects, Portland, OR, Job Captain

Responsible for construction drawings of a 3 building complex with help of junior staff, as well as the details, specifications verification, code research, and incorporation of a number of sustainable features - including a green roof. Over 2 years of experience working on Senior Living Facilities. Also responsible for coordination with engineers and construction administration on several other project types including multi-family and mixed-use.

Nov 2004 - Dec 2008

Basis Architecture, Estes Park, CO, Job Captain

Organized meetings with clients for project review on several projects including the Rocky Mountain Church and Ed’s Cantina Restaurant. Supervised construction and attended weekly construction meetings for Ed’s Cantina Restaurant and East Elkhorn Avenue Shops. Gained the ability to solely produce a complete set of drawings for single-family residences. Produced computer generated 3D models for both in-house studies and presentation drawings.

Feb 2002 - Sep 2004

Pahl Architecture, Denver, CO, Junior Architect

Key projects:
Peterson Airforce Base Fire/Crash/Rescue Station
Embassy Suites DIA
Roosevelt Park Senior Center and Memorial Building

Jun 2000 - Jun 2001


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture with a Minor in Industrial Design

Jan 1995 - Jun 2000

Areas of Specialization 


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