Laura Hardy

Laura Hardy

San Francisco, CA, US


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Work in San Francisco includes residential, health care facilities, laboratories, and a veteran community living center; Recently licensed in California; designing jewelry & other objects; enjoying San Francisco!



Hilliard Architects, San Francisco, Project Lead and Job Captain

// Job Captain and lead designer roles on highly technical lab, healthcare, and assisted living center projects. Managed tight government budgets, expedited schedules, advanced equipment requirements, and LEED Certification requirements.

Various roles held as this is a small firm demanding flexibility in type of day to day work. Bulk of work being healthcare projects for Bay Area VA campus'.

// Projects worked on:
VA Reno Community Living Center
VA Reno MedGas
VA Palo Alto Genomics Building
VA Palo Alto Cath Lab
VA Mather Medical Specialties Building
VA Martinez B19 Interiors Remodel
VA SF OR Expansion

// Revit, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Newforma, Bluebeam

Jun 2013 - current

Hood Thomas Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Junior Designer

// Job Captain role to assist project architect’s with CD’s from beginning to completion, preparing bid documents for coordination with contractors and fabricators, provide construction administration for both renovation and new construction of single family homes, including reviewing shop drawings for design intent and accuracy, and completed site analysis on new construction projects.
High end residential architecture, focusing on contemporary details and sustainable design

// Projects: Ferguson Residence, DeQuattro Residence, Nooney Residence, Equilibrium House//

// AutoCAD, Sketchup

Sep 2012 - Jun 2013

The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Lecturer; The Dialectic Journal

// Lecture to given regarding travel experiences of the former Eastern Bloc + Russia.

Dialectic, Volume II University of Utah
September 2013 Issue: Economy & Architecture
by Laura Hardy & Shawn Komlos

Feb 2013 - Feb 2013

AIASF, San Francisco, Volunteer

// Assisted AIA staff with events, registration, and participated in home tours as docent.

Sep 2012 - Sep 2012

Gigaplex Architects, Park City, Job Captain

// Managed the design phase, and produced construction documents for the Rossi house
Oversaw detail development of custom items for Rossi house
Directed client / contractor meetings
Carried project to permit phase; permit granted June 2012
Worked with PC Day School students to design+build garden tool shed

// Projects: Rossi House, Park City Day School Garden shed, Rhonda's project (mixed use)

//Revit, Sketchup, Rhino

Aug 2011 - Jul 2012

Design Build Bluff, Park City, UT, US, Intern

// Off-grid homes located on the Navajo Reservation, utilizing passive design home construction.
Assisted students through construction challenges during the semester
Critiqued student designs in determining home proposals
Sought grants and award opportunities for the non-profit firm
Successful move of two prefabricated homes
Facilitated planning and execution of fundraiser event
Wrote the Hemingway Foundation and Eccles grant proposals awarded to DesignBuildBLUFF

// Projects: Little Water House, Skow House, Nakai House

// Revit

Aug 2011 - Jul 2012

The Leonardo, Salt Lake City, Volunteer

// Aided Philip Beesley in installation of The Hylozoic Ground, a permanent exhibit
Volunteer exhibit docent and assisted fundraiser functions at this contemporary Science Technology + Art museum

Oct 2011 - May 2012

Plastik Banana Design Werkshop, Salt Lake City, Volunteer

// Assisted in fabrication and assembly of items for JouJou Toy Store (Struck Axiom), Saint Joseph the Worker Parish (Sparano + Mooney) and nonLin/Lin Pavilion (THEVERYMANY)

Dec 2010 - Dec 2011

Goldman Sachs & Co., Salt Lake City, Associate

// Primary analyst: managed the New York and Philadelphia regional offices
Monitoring client accounts to ensure margin and regulatory requirements are met while assessing risk to the firm
Reducing the risk posed to the firm by filing aged item reports to managers, regulators and auditors
Evaluating and approving transfers of assets for high net worth PWM clients

Jun 2006 - May 2009


The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, US, MArch, Architecture

May 2009 - Aug 2011

The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, US, Bachelors, Economics, Business

Aug 2000 - Aug 2004


Bailey Traveling Fellowship, Grant


Jury Prize (final studio project), 1st Place


Areas of Specialization 


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