Laura Terrano

Laura Terrano

Hoboken, NJ, US



Laura Terrano is a recent graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology's Master of Architecture program.  She also has a Bachelor of Science in Finance with a minor in French from The Pennsylvania State University. 


In 2009, Laura left a promising career in real estate finance to follow her passion and pursue a career in architecture.  During her second year in design school, in 2010, Laura was awarded the Joseph Milanaik Memorial Endowed Scholarship for her "superior design skills and excellent character."   In 2011, she was published in Arbitare and Design Royal for her work with "Wonder Breakfast", a cross cultural, experiential breakfast performance in Milan.   In 2012, Laura was awarded the Henry Adams Fund Academic Achievement Award, an AIA Certificate of Merit.  She also participated in the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week NYC where she helped to design and build the "Nevis Wall" for Number Lab's Fashion Show.  Laura currently lives in New Jersey and is seeking a full time position with an architecture firm that will allow her to gain valuable hands-on experience. 



Gensler, New York, NY, US, Job Captain

Sep 2012 - current

PJC Architecture, New York, NY, US, Freelance Designer

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012

PricewaterhouseCoopers, New York, NY, Senior Associate- Real Estate Business Advisory Services

Jun 2006 - Aug 2009


New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2012

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, PA, US, Bachelors, Finance

Minor in French

Aug 2002 - May 2006


AIA Certificate of Merit, Award

Henry Adams Fund Academic Achievement Award for top in the class


The Joseph Milanaik Memorial Endowed Scholarship, Scholarship

Awarded to a second year graduate student with superior design skills and excellent character


Published- Arbitare and Design Royal, Other

for "Wonder Breakfast" in Milan


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