Laura Gilmore


Senior Project Designer

Laura Gilmore, a project manager at Newman, focuses her energy on the firm’s commercial development and library portfolios. The daughter of a real estate developer, Laura grew up watching her father revitalize historic buildings in Boston’s North End. It is here that she developed a deep appreciation for placemaking and the impact thoughtful restoration can have on the renewal of urban space and fostering of community. Undoubtedly, her early experience in the world of construction, development and property management formed the foundation of her journey into architecture and continues to shape the way she approaches every project starting from the big idea down to the smallest detail. In addition to her extensive multifamily residential work experience, Laura has a wide variety of project experience through all phases of design and construction. Early in her career, Laura was a key member of the design team working on the noteworthy Seattle Central Library. With this project as with every project, Laura continually looks for ways to invigorate and revitalize urban spaces, connecting people to place, and buildings to context through transformative sustainable design.

Within the office, Laura is a leader of the Design Methods Group and an active member of the Sustainability and Technics Group. She is passionate about working with her colleagues to develop standards and procedures within the practice to ensure the highest quality of design and project delivery.

New Haven, CT
M. Arch, Harvard Graduate School of Design
BA, Princeton University
Professional Experience
21 Years