Laurel Clark

Laurel Clark

Boston, MA, US



I am a Master of Architecture student at Northeastern University graduating in May 2015. Thanks to my background in Mathematics and Art, I view architecture as visual problem solving, and I enjoy how it challenges me both analytically and creatively. I am most interested in environmentally motivated design, from sustainable technologies to efficient spaces and reuse through renovation.

As a teaching assistant for Environmental Systems and Integrated Building Systems, I’ve developed a deep appreciation for the elegance of comprehensive design.  I explored the pragmatics of building science at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, where I investigated building failures while working as part of a team of engineers and architects to implement strategic solutions. Through site visits, building surveys, testing, repairs, and installations I became a valued team contributor.

These experiences fuel my passion to design architecture that is enhanced by practical concerns rather than eroded by them.



Northeastern University, Boston, MA, US, Teaching Assistant

As a teaching assistant for Environmental Systems I led weekly recitations involving lab work and design exploration. Also held office hours, met weekly with the professor, and graded assignments and exams. Currently working as a TA for Integrated Building Systems paired with the Comprehensive Design Studio. Responsibilities include grading reading responses and sitting on the jury for studio reviews.

Sep 2014 - current

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Boston, MA, US, Architectural Intern

Provided project support as a summer intern. Prepared drawings, proposals, and site visit reports, researched relevant topics, attended client meetings, visited sites, collected data, conducted water and adhesion testing, and performed visual and delamination surveys.

May 2014 - Aug 2014

The Benefit Practice, Stamford, CT, US, Actuarial Assistant

Administered retirement plans for roughly 50 clients. Performed compliance testing, prepared tax filings and loan and withdrawal paperwork, drafted plan proposals, reconciled plan assets, coordinated with financial advisors and CPAs to collect necessary data, and communicated regularly with clients.

Oct 2010 - May 2012


Northeastern University, Boston, MA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Years 2 & 3 of M.Arch Degree.

Sep 2013 - current

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, Master of Architecture

Year 1 of M.Arch Degree.

May 2012 - May 2013

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, US, Bachelors, Mathematics and Visual Arts

Sep 2006 - May 2010

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