Laura as Marketing Principal for Ross Barney Architects has led the marketing, press relations, and business development of the firm for over 30 years. The firm has received significant local and national commissions, honors, awards, and publicity.
Laura is a tireless advocate for good design and public art. She is currently the President of Design Evanston, a not for profit design organization and served as Chair of the Public Art Committee in Evanston for over a decade. Laura is a founding director of the not-for-profit organization, Friends of the Arts, whose mission is to raise awareness and funding for Public Art initiatives in Evanston, Illinois.
She holds a Bachelor of Business, Master of Arts a Certificate in Painting. An exhibited and published photographer, she often lends her talents to capture studio projects on film.
Design Evanston, President
Friends of the Arts, Founding Board Member
City of Evanston Public Art Committee, Member 1999-2006, Chair, 2000-2006
License + Certifications
Leadership Evanston, 2001
Small Business Institute, New Mexico State University, 1987
Master of Arts, Photography, Columbia College Chicago, 1999, Chicago, Illinois
Bachelor of Business Administration, New Mexico State University, 1988, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Painting Certificate, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2017, Chicago, Illinois