LAUREL STONE

5G Studio Collaborative

SAY IT LOUD - TEXAS Exhibitor
Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am reminded daily in my routine interactions of the lack of women in my profession, let alone women in leadership roles. I use that reminder as motivation to continue my professional growth so that I may mentor and inspire more women to join me.

LAUREL STONE

Bio:

During her 16 years in the profession, Laurel she has completed over three-quarters of a billion dollars in construction value, primarily in large scale hospitality and multi-family projects. A Registered Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional since 2009, Laurel has served as guest speaker for multiple panel discussions, and been featured in Columns Magazine. She is passionate about mentoring emerging professionals and advocating for the career advancement of women in architecture.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

As a child I devoured the real estate section of the newspaper, dreaming about what the homes looked like inside. In high school I visited the UT Austin School of Architecture, and it immediately felt like where I belonged. I've never looked back.

What do you do?

My role in the firm is to communicate, mediate, and problem solve with Clients and Designers alike to make a project successful. My team of talented colleagues is integral to my success.

What excites you in the work you do?

I enjoy how each project comes with a unique set of complexities and challenges to solve, both physical and intellectual. I also enjoy the always evolving knowledge we gain from observing how a project is ultimately experienced by the end users.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am reminded daily in my routine interactions of the lack of women in my profession, let alone women in leadership roles. I use that reminder as motivation to continue my professional growth so that I may mentor and inspire more women to join me.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Rising to Principal by the age of 33. Reaching a leadership position prior to starting a family gave me the professional confidence and leverage to self-advocate for the work life balance necessary for me to remain passionate about my profession.

Featured Project Name: 

AC Hotel Dallas by the Galleria

Featured Project Location: 

Dallas, TX

Featured Project Completion Date: 

April 2018

Role in Featured Project: 

Principal in Charge/ Project Manager

Featured Project Description:

Prominently located at the corner of a future 5-acre central park, the hotel seeks to catalyze a progressive architectural tone for the imminent redevelopment of the Dallas Midtown district. The architecture reflects the brand's heritage by expressing Catalan Modernism overlaid upon Dallas' pragmatic urbanism. Conceived as a lightweight latticework that levitates above the hotel's public space, the facade's faceted planes evolve throughout the day with the color and light cast from the sky.  

Photography Credit:

Adam Mørk