Lauran Unzueta, Assoc. AIA
Intern Architect, Marketing Director

Lauran earned the B.Sc.Arch with honors from the University of Cincinnati in 2007. Shortly after, she came west, & under the spell of enchantment in New Mexico. After a wind-whipping winter working slope-side at Taos Ski Valley, & a steamy, monsoon summer interning with the Urban Design Research Institute in Mumbai, she landed a job, in the perfect atmosphere, with LDG in 2008.

At LDG, Lauran has assisted projects through every phase of planning, design, contract administration and even hands-on construction. She has also found a talent and interest in facilitating land use applications by preparing preliminary design and representing clients before local town and county planning & zoning commissions, most recently incl. the notable 5.6-acre Planned Unit Development application for 125 La Posta comprising 68 apts., a charter school expansion, historic convent renovation & a 1-acre open space common to both tenants.

As a designer, Lauran endears Taos for its multi-cultural heritage and adobe legacy that have contributed to a distinct, well-crafted building vernacular that remains alive in arts and architecture practice today, making Taos an anomaly among the homogenous landscape of the US. Mass walls, the play of natural light, and the seasonal adaptation of built elements, embody her interest in physically engaging spaces and architectural storytelling.

Lauran's future plans include pursuing the Master in Architecture, licensure in the field, research and continued practice in architecture and planning, as well as mastering Spanish and international travel with her husband who is from Peru.

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