Laura Bown

Laura Bown

New York, NY, US



My name is Laura Bown, I am a multilingual, strongly engaged and creative but realistic person, with a Master’s degree in architecture from the University of Leuven, Belgium. Recently I moved to New York hoping for new challenges and experiences.

Throughout my career, architecture and art have been the fields that evoked in me a great curiosity and a constant need for new discoveries. With almost five years of experience as an architect and art scenographer, common sense and distilling the fundamentals, are my tools to analyzing and answering all problems with clear logical solutions.

I hope to be able to convince you of my strengths with the portfolio and CV in attachment.


Selldorf Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural designer

Jun 2014 - current

Bogdan & Van Broeck Architects, Brussels, BE, Project architect

Project architect:
Study for the renovation of the 'Castle of Gaasbeek' | Gaasbeek, Belgium

Tender & execution drawings for the Unesco School | Brussels, Belgium
Construction phase 'Kanaal by Vervoordt' | Wijnegem, Belgium
Competition phase 'Academiestraat' | Ghent, Belgium

Mar 2012 - May 2014

Self-employed at Laura Bown Architecture, New York, Designer and Project architect

Designer & Project architect:
Renovation of a historical apartment | Brussels, Belgium
Scenography E.L.T. Mesens at Mu.ZEE | Ostend, Belgium
Textile fair booth Tissage De Kalken at EVTEKS | Istanbul, Turkey
Scenography Servranckx at Mu.ZEE | Ostend, Belgium
Office interior at Tissage De Kalken | Ghent, Belgium

Jun 2011 - Jan 2014

Wim Goes Architectuur, Ghent, BE, Architect

Construction phase Royal Belgium Sailing Club | Zeebrugge, Belgium
Preliminary design phase private house and studio | Ghent, Belgium
Renovation and extension private house | Destelbergen, Belgium
Competition phase building complex | China

Sep 2010 - Feb 2012

A154, Ghent, BE, Intern

Jan 2010 - Oct 2010


Glenn Murcutt International Master Class GMMC’10, Sydney, Australia, Master Class

The Master Class is a two-weeks architectural program held for a group
of 30 architects from all over the world, by Pritzker prize winning architect
Glenn Murcutt and award-winning architects Richard Leplastrier, Peter
Stutchbury and Brit Andresen.

Aug 2010 - Sep 2010

Master in Architecture at LUCA School of Arts, Ghent, Belgium, MArch, Architecture

Master Thesis Cum Laude. Graduated Cum Laude
Prof. Marc Dujarin, mentored by Wim Goes

Sep 2008 - Jun 2009

Master in Architecture at Politecnico Di Torino, Turin, Italy, MArch, Architecture - Erasmus program

Final Project Magna Cum Laude.
Prof. Marco Trisciuglio, Prof. Marco Robiglio

Sep 2007 - Jun 2008

Bachelor in Architecture at LUCA School of Arts, Ghent, Belgium, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor Thesis Cum Laude. Graduated Cum Laude.
Prof. Luc Reuse

Sep 2004 - Jun 2007

Abdijschool van Zevenkerken, Bruges, Belgium, High School, Languages and Economics

Thesis: ‘photography: purely functional or a form of art?’

Sep 1998 - Jun 2004


Archifocus Award | Ghent, Belgium, 1st Place

Out of 41 photographers a 12-headed jury selected my picture as best architecture picture for the architectura-award.


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