Laura Warner

Principal Architect / Design Partner

Inspired by the power of design and collaboration to unite people in improving our world, Laura became an Architect and Urban Planner. As a licensed Architect and founding Design Partner of the firm, she is passionate about leading our team to design places and spaces that are easy to use and encourage people to engage with each other. Those designs range from architectural projects to urban plans to graphic design. It’s this range of design knowledge and strategic problem solving that Laura brings to our projects, resulting in pioneering designs and meaningful collaborations.

She is a design advocate for the integration of land uses with transportation and the capacity of place making to increase civic engagement and improve quality of life. With more than 30 years of experience, she’s skilled in helping urban areas be more sustainable through efficient use of land, transportation, energy and water, as well as leveraging new technologies to equitably benefit our communities.

A broad base of clients have come to rely on Laura’s leadership and integrity to efficiently bring their projects from concept through to completion. Public sector and institutional clients in San Diego include: SANDAG; Caltrans; San Diego Metropolitan Transit System; North County Transit District; the City of San Diego and 12 other cities in the region; the County of San Diego; San Diego County Regional Airport Authority; YMCA of San Diego County; University of California, San Diego; and Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties. In Riverside County, she has led our design team’s efforts with the Riverside County Transportation Commission and with a partnership between the Riverside Unified School District and University of California, Riverside. She has also overseen projects for private sector clients that include: Brookfield Properties, Blackstone, TigerText, and Einstein Bros. Bagels.


  • B.Architecture, 1985
    University of California, Berkeley
  • Architectural License
    1991 to Present, CA

Professional Organizations

  • San Diego Architectural Foundation, Executive Committee Member
  • San Diego Architectural Foundation, Orchids & Onions Program Chair, 2018, Co-Chair, 2019
  • Urban Land Institute, San Diego-Tijuana Chapter, Program Committee,
    Vice Chair, 2017
  • Women in Transportation Seminar,
    San Diego Chapter, Member