Laura Schmitz holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture ('11) from the University at Buffalo and a Masters in Architecture ('15) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laura's passion for low-tech vernacular occupant-built housing led her to work at some non-traditional companies including Earthship Biotecture and Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. Her built prototype design was displayed at the National Tiny House Jamboree, a gathering of over 60,000 people in Colorado Springs (‘16).
As an educator she has been a guest workshop facilitator for Tiny Houses and the Future of Energy at the Global Student Leaders Summit in Reykjavik, Iceland ('16) and has held teaching positions at Boston Architectural College ('12), Massachusetts Institute of Technology ('14), and the University at Buffalo ('17).
Laura now works at eco-logic STUDIO, a small architecture firm in Buffalo that specializes in small-scale, local, high-performance building design.