Lauren Lahr


Lauren recently graduated with a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan where she focused her studies on the relationship between the built environment and natural world. Prior to that she studied in Montana, New Zealand and in Nicaragua, where she received a Bachelor of Art in Environmental Design with a minor in Hispanic studies.

Lauren’s work prioritizes details and craftsmanship as integral to the larger design. Her background in custom furniture design, detailing and fabrication, as well as research and urban planning, has given her the opportunity to explore all aspects of, and appreciate a holistic approach to, architectural design. Her most recent work focused on studying mobility infrastructure within cities and the role architectural intervention can have on increasing access to food, health and learning services in underserved neighborhoods. This experience instilled a deep sense of place and culture in which her design operates. She believes context is integral to architecture and provides the platform for successful, innovative design.

Lauren’s deep respect for nature not only informs her work but ultimately led her back to her home state of Colorado where she spends as much time as possible skiing, climbing or backpacking throughout the Rocky Mountains.