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Laura Crescimano 11.13.19. LAEP Lecture

Laura Crescimano is co-founder and leader of SITELAB urban studio. Laura is an expert on urban design and entitlements, with an emphasis on the public realm and social power of space. Designing both processes and places, Laura’s projects range from the award-winning Pier 70, where she led a multidisciplinary team through the design and community process for a 35-acre mixed-use waterfront development in a historic industrial district in San Francisco, to leading the design for Google’s first proposed mixed-use neighborhood located at their headquarters in Mountain View, to designing Pop-up Care Villages for the homeless services non-profit Lava Mae to help them provide mobile showers as well as “radical hospitality.”

Laura has written and lectured on placemaking, urban design and the arts, temporary urbanism, the urban evolution of the workplace, and taught Design and Activism at UC Berkeley. Laura serves on the San Francisco Waterfront Design Advisory Committee on the Board of Directors for AIA San Francisco