Laurie received a Bachelor of Architecture degree at Cornell University (NY) and a Master of Science in the History of Modern Architecture at The Bartlett, UCL. She rejoined Allies and Morrison in 2005 having previously worked for the practice in 1990-92. Laurie became a Director of the practice in 2015.
Laurie is experienced in all stages of architectural work from the development of client briefs through delivery on site. Her portfolio reflects particular interests in education and residential projects, in sustainable design and in work within historic contexts. Several of Laurie’s projects have garnered RIBA awards, including the recently completed Brighton Boarding House, which was delivered within a challenging 18 month design and construction programme.
Laurie is an active member of Allies and Morrison’s housing and sustainability workgroups. In addition to specialising in housing design, Laurie has led teams for the design and construction of new secondary school accommodation in both the state and independent sectors including leading the remodelling of a 700 pupil secondary school, St Thomas the Apostle College, which received an RIBA award in 2015.
Currently, Laurie is working on a residential project in Tottenham.