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Laura Boutwell

3 051 Hobart St. #6-D Woodside, NY 11377 718.606.1311 laura@equatorial.tv


18 Gramercy Park South, New York. Complete conversion of 18 story tower from dormitory-style hotel to luxury floor-through condominiums. Extensive permis-

18 Gramercy Park South. Adaptive Reuse and Renovation of this former SRO long-term ladies hotel to luxury residential condos. Extensive phasing and Preservation Department submittals. I worked primarily on the lobby and kitchens, and led the design of the spa, though this was a small team that shared design work closely.

Projects for Rober t A.M. Stern Architects: 18 Gramercy Park

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ing ski, golf, and fitness resort in Utah. The buildings are treated like pavilions around pools and outdoor recreation areas. Phase Two includes two additional pavilions.

Rober t A.M. Stern Architects: Talisker

Talisker Club Park. A five-build-


Projects for Rober t A.M. Stern Architects: 18 Gramercy Park South


Moondance Homes. 14 acre New Urbanist housing development

near Deep Park, Utah.

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volved in master planning through construction

UNIT B1 COLOR STUDY

MOONDANCE FAIRWAY HOMES WASATCH COUNTY, UTAH

JULY 16, 2007

ROBERT A.M. STERN ARCHITECTS

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Projects for Rober t A.M. Stern Architects: Moondance Homes

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a highly luxurious custom jewelry salon. 6000 square feet. Worked in design development and on details.

Tiffany, Mezzanine Jewel Salon,

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version of their flagship stores’ second-floor storage mezzanine to a highly luxurious

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salon. 6000 square feet. Worked in design development and on details.

Projects for Rober t A.M. Stern Architects: Mezzanine Jewel Salon, New York.

of their flagship stores’ second-floor storage mezzanine to

Projects for Rober t A.M. Stern Architects: Superior Ink.

Tiffany, Mezzanine Jewel Salon, New York. Connversion


Wesley Grove, Phase 2. Multistory residential development in Asbury Park, NJ. 300 condo units with retail and a health club, underground parking, and landscaped courtyard.

Projects in New York: Wesley Grove

The Liebman Melting Partnership.


The Landings at Harborside. 55 acres at Perth Amboy historic waterfront, including 2,100 units of housing, 150,000 sq. ft. of retail space, and a waterfront park and promenade. Community Center and Sales Center Schematics, Residential

Projects in New York: Landings at Harborside

Construction Documents. The Liebman Melting Partnership.


exterior facade and adaptive re-use from fire facility and police holding to village meeting hall and courthouse. Through Design Development. Stein White Nelligan Architects.

Scotia Fire Department. New 3,600 sq. foot fire facility with DoE-2 energy modeling. Through Design Development. Stein White Nelligan Architects.

Projects in New York: Scotia Village Center

Scotia Village Hall. Restoration of


Tryon Farm. 170-acre new open-space, conservation-minded housing development in Indiana, incorporating extensive wetlands and working farm elements. Planning and schematic designs on individual houses. Chicago Associates Planners and Architects (CAPA)

Sudler Residence, Chicago, IL (Gold Coast) Extensive renovation of existing existing parlor, kitchen and bathrooms in historic buiding. Schematics through permit set. Crandall-Ritzu Architects.

Randolph Residence. New 4,000 sq. foot single-family home in Evanston, IL.

Chapel of the Word, Div ine Word Mision, Chicago, IL. Renovation of existing visitor’s center and headquaters. Schematics. David Woodhouse Architects.

Select Projects in Chicago

Schematics through bidding. Crandall-Ritzu Architects.


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The benefits to farmers and consumers: • Reduce the shipping time for produce from 2-3 hours or longer to a mere elevator ride (reduces the carbon footprint of farming) • Increase farmer’s total sales volume and support market initiatives for family-, organic, and sustainable farms • Bring fresh local produce to schools, food banks, shelters, and other under-served communities who most need affordable, healthy produce • Provide opportunities for farmers (perhaps in conjunction with chefs) to grow heirloom, endangered, or boutique produce, increasing biodiversity The benefits to owners and developers: • The addition of 5-10% leasable space to existing properties, at exceptional value • Profit-sharing on sales of produce with the farmers would strengthen markets other potential deals with the farmer to lease retail and/or management space at ground level • Financial incentives by means of tax-incentives, grants, and credits for developers The benefits to the environment: • Reduced coal and gas consumption and emissions due to better-insulated roofs • Significant improvement in the urban heat island effect (saving energy and improving air quality) throughout the city. • Improvement to stormwater runoff in quantity and quality (a boon to wastewater treatment facilities) • Potential for compost recycling from residents below - development opportunity (farmers “buy” compost or offer food in return) • Facilitation with existing energy efficiency programs (e.g. solar, weatherproofing, improved building performance) • Cultivation of plant species for nutrition and taste rather than shipping-tolerance • Lengthening of the lifecycle cost of roof membranes • Reduce development pressure on greenfield sites elsewhere The benefits to the neighborhood and beyond: • A more democratic distribution of good food across socioeconomic barriers, and, ultimately, a healthier citizenry • Vibrant educational opportunities would be possible in ecology, nature, and food production • A more interconnected foodweb

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RoofFood is a proposal for a municipal program to implement a distributed farmers market network based on city rooftops. The concept is simple: utilize acres of arable farmland within a city by retrofitting existing housing projects, campuses and other institutional or commercial sites with structural reinforcement, membrane replacement, etc necessary for intensive rooftop agriculture. The private /public program would form a simple bureaucratic framework to enable regional farmers to partner with owners of feasible roof sites and developers with the means to retrofit the buildings. Once built, farmers would lease the developed roof site and provide food for residents, neighbors, local schools, restaurants, and food banks. A multitude of ground-level farmers’ markets would arise. New community-supported agriculture programs could flourish. Owners of the roofs could participate in profit sharing, adding to their financial stake in the success of the new markets. The RoofFood Program would secure attractive lowinterest loans and grants for developers, in addition to expediting necessary building and zoning permits.

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surface archeological study of a 250-acre historic region on the Deccan Plateau. The project is a joint venture between the Archeological Society of India and the Smithsonian Institute. (Fellowship funded by the Smithsonian

Tibetan Architecture of the Himalayan Diaspora, Trans-Himalayan Regions in Nepal and India. A study of previously undocumented religious and vernacular architecture. The Graham Foundation of Art and Architecture in Chicago funded the project.

Fellowships in Southeast Asia

Viganagryan Research Project, Hampi, India. An on-going


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1. Mooncatcher: The assignment: construct a mythological contraption (and myth) at 1:1 scale. Hand tooled hardware, fir, rubber, various meta ls. 5

2. Chicago Gold Coast Town Home Design. 3. Fish-section taker (a resistance movement). Model, drawings on rubber, mylar and plexi. 4. Renovation of 6

Voodoo Books, Bucktown, Chicago. Proposed redesign for real-life site and program; early 3-d drawings in Autocad v. 11 (for Unix) 5. Drawing of English Cottage, ink on mylar. 6. Seaside, FL Beach Pav illion (for Italo Calvino) ink on mylar.

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Drawings for Pleasure


Bespoke Building Sparkle, Etsy. Glittered, flattened, foreshortened “home portraits� in glitter. Drawn in CAD, laser-

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am currently providing complete graphic design services, and writing music for this Frigid Festival play entry on 42nd St. Slated to open in March, 2011.

Worker Hats, Etsy. Usually designed and crocheted by me, but I am delighted to take custom orders.

Selected Recent Projects forMyself

cut, and hand-glittered and assembled.


Interactive Projects

Selected Website and Information Design, New York. Acted as sole designer or information architect for a variety of e-commerce, business-to-business and fine art site s.

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