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Laura Sherman, AIA

Laura Sherman, AIA

Atlanta, GA, US

 
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About 

Laura Sherman is a registered architect and on the board of directors for the AIA Architecture Foundation of GA. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture from Kennesaw State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude as an Honors Scholar. Her thesis won First Place in the 2017 KSU_Arch Thesis Competition by a jury of nationally acclaimed designers. Named a winner of the national 2016 AIA COTE Top Ten Student Competition, her work was showcased at the 2016 AIA Philadelphia Convention. She won two AIA Georgia Design awards as a student and another as a professional with the Robert M. Cain, Architect design team. Currently, Laura works at Smith Dalia Architects in Atlanta, GA.

Employment 

Smith Dalia Architects, Atlanta, GA, US, Designer

Jun 2017 - current
 

Robert M. Cain, Architect, Atlanta, GA, US, Intern

May 2015 - Jan 2017
 

Center for Community Design and Preservation -UGA College for Environment and Design, Athens, GA, US, Intern

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011
 

Education 

Kennesaw State University, Marietta, GA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2012 - May 2017
 

Georgia Governor's Honors Program, Valdosta, GA, US, Visual Arts and Design

Jul 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Awards 

UNI Boun Urbanscape International Design Competition, Honorable Mention

“Skōōp” - Urban design modular furniture project in collaboration with Phebe Tam

2018
 

Chancellor's Academic Recognition Award, Award

Recognition by the Georgia Board of Regents, the United States Senate, and House of Representatives awarded annually to one student at Kennesaw State University.

2017
 

First Place - KSU Architecture Thesis Competition, 1st Place

"The Collective Object: Realizing Collective Space in an Era of Bigness"
Juried by Matt Finn (Cognitive Design), Jeremy Ficca (Carnegie Mellon University), Zoë Ryan (Art Institute of Chicago), Vaughn Horn (Boston Architectural College), and Alex Paulson (Randall Paulson Architects).

2017
 
2016
 
2016
 

First Place - KSU Urban Design Studio Competition, 1st Place

"Infrastructural Catalyst"
Collaboration with Damari Weaver and William Lentjes

2016
 

James G. Fausett, FAIA Architecture Scholarship, Scholarship

2016
 

KSU Global Learning Scholarship, Scholarship

Guatemalan public and educational space research

2016
 

AIA John D. Mulford Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship

2016
 

Jimmy Goldgeier Architecture Scholarship (2 consecutive years), Scholarship

KSU_Arch

2015
 

AIA Dorothy P. Spence Memorial Scholarship (2 consecutive years), Scholarship

2015
 

Lance Linscott Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship

KSU_Arch

2015
 

Jeremy Smith Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship

KSU_Arch

2015
 

First Place - KSU Comprehensive Architecture Studio Competition, 1st Place

2015
 

Honors Student Service Award, Award

Community Service Award of the KSU Honors College

2014
 

Fred and Drucilla Beck Kiwanis Scholarship, Scholarship

2014
 

DFN 2242 Portfolio Competition, 1st Place

2014
 

Honors Program Scholarship (3 consecutive years), Scholarship

2013
 

Paul T. Martin Scholarship (5 consecutive years), Scholarship

2012
 

Istanbul Center Art Essay Award, Grant

Grant to travel various cities throughout Turkey via the Istanbul Center.

2011
 

Areas of Specialization