Lauren earned her Masters of Architecture from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. She specializes in sustainable design, with a focus on integrating high-and low-tech strategies such as responsive envelopes that actively manage passive heating and cooling, and interactive feedback systems that help building inhabitants meet their sustainability goals. Prior to joining PLANT Architect in 2011, Lauren worked in Canada and the United Kingdom with Quadrangle Architects, Kassner Goodspeed Architects, and McAdam Design. She also served as Project Manager of North House, a prefabricated solar-powered home for northern climates, designed collaboratively by the University of Waterloo, Ryerson University, and Simon Fraser University. At PLANT Architect, Lauren has managed private and multi-use residential projects including Brunswick Avenue Residence and Avenue Road Condo Conversion, commercial projects such as Whitney Block Office Renovations, and developed the design of the pavilions at the East Point Park Bird Sanctuary in Toronto. In 2010, Lauren and her Team North colleagues won an OAA Award for Design Excellence, and ARCHITECT magazine’s R+D Award. She is a Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD).