Lauren Brown

Lauren Brown

New York, NY, US



My interests lay at the intersection between cities and societies, and my insatiable curiosity of the interdependencies between the built environment and the human persona push my passions and pursuits well beyond the discipline of architecture. Therefore, you will find it no surprise that I am residing in one of the greatest cities in the world and am practicing professionally and personally here.



Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), New York, New York, Architectural Designer I

Nov 2013 - current

CReSIS [Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets], University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US, Project Lead : Development of Environmental Strategies for Glacial & Polar Living

CReSIS continually sends out research teams to measure glacier and polar ice changes all over the world in order to predict sea level rise. Currently those research teams use [advanced] tents with generators to supply their temporary stations and work environments. I researched these temporary and mobile conditions of glacial and polar researchers in order to consider systems of shelter and mobility that could reduce impact on the environment in the greatest possible way.

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013

CReSIS [Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets], University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US, Administrative Assistant

I assisted administrative staff and Center directors with daily office functions including (but not limited to) financial reconciling under strict deadlines, corresponding with businesses and service providers, placing orders, preparing travel arrangements, and assisting with event preparation.

Mar 2011 - Jul 2013

University of Kansas : School of Architecture, Design, & Planning, Lawrence, KS, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

In this design-build studio collaborating with Zahner metal fabricators (Kansas City) I mentored students on presentation, full-scale prototyping, and digital workflow processes using Rhino and Grasshopper.

Jan 2013 - May 2013


The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US, MArch, School of Architecture, Design, & Planning

General coursework for the accredited MArch degree, including a year-long competition studio and numerous exploratory independent study projects.

Aug 2009 - May 2013

Drury University, Springfield, MO, US, Hammons School of Architecture

First and second years of architecture school; coursework that contributed to the completion of the MArch degree.

Aug 2007 - May 2009


Winner, ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition, 1st Place

"A joint team of [five] graduate students representing Kansas State University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the University of Kansas has been selected as the winner of the 2013 Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. This unique three-university team took the $50,000 top prize with their proposed long-term development plan for a downtown Minneapolis site adjacent to the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium location." (via the link above)


Winner, Tau Sigma Delta Student Design Competition, 1st Place

A competition held among the student body at the School of Architecture, Design, and Planning at the University of Kansas of entries including any previous design project. The winning design was a joint entry between Kadim Al Asady and myself.


Outstanding Freshman Architecture Student, Award

Among my class of architecture students at the Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University, I was designated with this award.


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