Laura’s talent as a landscape architect is grounded in her undergraduate study of botany and a deep love of plants. A passion for the materials and building of landscapes as well as an intuitive understanding of plant growth and care guide her work.
MVVA creates projects that are uniquely suited to the conditions of their sites and searches for designs that put a premium on the experiences they offer. Laura embodies that approach, elevating projects to artistic and environmental excellence through design and technical execution. Widely regarded as an expert in the field of landscape technology and sustainability, her leadership and knowledge inform every step of MVVA’s project development.
As a professional advocate, Laura lectures on MVVA’s technical breakthroughs and the potential for creative overlap between landscape technology and design. She also serves on the executive board of the Landscape Architecture Foundation. She was an Associate Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where she taught classes in landscape technology for 25 years. Laura received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University in 1983.