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Lauren Schmidt

Lauren Schmidt AIA LEED AP BD+C




Bachelor of Architecture,
Carnegie Mellon University

Since joining KPF in 2004, Lauren has proven invaluable to projects of all types, working as architectural designer, job captain, and project manager. She coordinates with various stakeholders, consultants and design teams, overseeing projects in all design phases through to construction.

Lauren and the design team collaborated to develop a design for the award-winning One Jackson Square project, a luxury, residential building in New York City. She worked closely with the client through all stages of design and construction, including preparing reports and presentations to achieve NYC Landmarks and BSA approvals. A project with complex challenges, she also coordinated the work of structural and MEP consultants.

A skilled manager, Lauren has played a critical role on several of KPF’s projects around the world. She was Job Captain for Al Bateen Wharf, a mixed-use project in Abu Dhabi, and 175 Park Avenue, a repositioning project in New Jersey. She was also involved in 30 North Colonnade at Canary Wharf in London, a 16-story office tower.

In New York City, Lauren is currently Project Manager for 55 Hudson Yards, an important piece of the larger master plan at Hudson Yards. The tall office tower is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in 2018.

Passionate about architecture and the professional community, Lauren actively leads KPF’s Educational Program and many other outreach and training programs. Her efforts were recognized in 2011 by the AIA New York when she received the Emerging New York Architects Merit Award, honoring recently licensed architects for their contributions to the profession. She also teaches ARE study courses at the New York Center for Architecture and has been involved with the firm’s ACE mentor program.