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Laura McAllister Portfolio


Contents Architecture School . Renovation Museum of Art . Addition Multi-Family Housing Private Lake Residence Youngblood Residence Eutaw, Alabama Master Plan Frisco City, Alabama Master Plan Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Mixed-Use Development

Interior Architecture Thesis Architecture Thesis 4th-year Studio Krumdieck A+I Design Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, Inc. Auburn University Urban Studio Auburn University Urban Studio Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, Inc. Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, Inc.


Architecture School . Renovation Interior Architecture Thesis Remodeling an existing campus building to house the Auburn University School of Architecture and receiving LEED accreditation were the two main goals for this project. In order to build green, the shell was left in tact. My interior solution investigated a mobile panel system, inserted into a fixed grid that could be manipulated according to the continuously changing program requirements of an Architecture School.

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Lower Floor Plan

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Upper Floor Plan

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View of Library

Plan Perspective of Crit Space

View of Roof Garden


An addition to the Birmingham, Alabama Museum of Art needed to connect two sides of the city divided by an elevated freeway. The museum director called for a program that “revealed� art to pedestrian and vehicular passersby that were not educated about the location and existence of the museum. My solution creates dramatic connectivity from the existing civic park, over the freeway, to the existing civic center, by means of a green roof that shifts into a pedestrian overpass. The alternating roof / ramps create pockets of windows that reveal the art inside. As pedestrians move along its path, they are encouraged to come inside to further explore their findings. The interior mimics the exterior ramp system by moving visitors through the museum on a minimal sloped pathway.

View from Elevated Freeway

Context Plan

Museum of Art . Addition Architecture Thesis

Site Plan


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Multi-Family Housing 4th-year Architecture The process of designing the Savannah, Georgia housing block, began from the interior of the living unit. The three-footthick “living wall” organizes the space throughout each unit, while providing a place to store the “stuff” of the house. After developing the unit plan, combining the units worked through a row house format. The row house configuration allowed for a central green space on the site, in keeping with the historic grid plan of savannah. The central, interior of the site becomes a more public space for residents within the site, while the exterior of the site is more private. Activity happens throughout the interior of the site and ground articulations better reinforce this idea. The interior of each unit mimics the exterior public/private scheme. The more public side of the units faces towards the interior of the site, while the bedrooms, the most private area of the units, are positioned towards the exterior of the site.

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Perspective of Unit Interior


Private Lake Residence Krumdieck A+I Design

Upper Level Floor Plan

Lower Level Floor Plan

North Elevation

South Elevation

This secondary residence is a 2,500 sf project with a budget of $750,000. I participated in the Design Development and Construction Document portions of the project.


Youngblood Residence Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood

Upper Level Floor Plan

Lower Level Floor Plan

East Elevation

The Youngblood Residence is a 3,500 sf private residence with a budget of $1,250,000. I participated in the Design Development, Construction Documents, and Construction Administration portions of the project.


Master Plan for Eutaw, Alabama Auburn University Urban Studio *Large poster available for viewing. A series of public meetings were held to gather a set of goals to aid in advancing the

asset-based master plan. Analysis and Concept Diagrams reinforced the development of the long-term proposed plan,

which suggested single and multifamily infill within walking distance of the town center and schools.


Master Plan for Frisco City, Alabama Auburn University Urban Studio A series of public meetings were held to gather a set of goals to aid in advancing the asset-based master plan. Analysis and

Concept Diagrams reinforced the development of the long-term proposed plan, which suggested adaptively reusing

the historic high school as senior housing and creating infill housing in the place of the existing ball fields.


Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, Inc. The Jefferson County, Alabama Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan was designed through an investigation of history research, public meetings, charrettes, field research, and digital mapping. By using a historic Olmsted Plan and existing creeks and rivers as a guide, seven primary corridors were defined. Connections between corridors were outlined, and each trail profile was defined in order to determine the construction cost.

Municipality Legend

Corridor Legend


Valley Creek Corridor

Five Mile Creek Corridor


Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, Inc.

Road Diet. Street-based Trail in Captured Lane

Proposed Rail-Trail in Abandoned Rail Right of Way


Proposed Greenway in Abandoned Rail Right of Way


Mixed-Use Development Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, Inc. A 27-acre site made up of existing retail and apartments, adjacent to a historic town center, was proposed to be removed. A more dense mixed-use development that doubled the size of the existing town center was proposed in its place. The development of a PUD document was required to amend existing zoning requirements. A schematic scheme was designed to define the boundaries of the new zoning requirements. Maintaining the historic language of the existing village, navigating existing infrastructure, and complex natural elements helped define the design of the proposed project.


Laura McAllister, LEED Laura McAllister, 251.269.8298 LEED AP AP laura.a.mcallister@gmail.com laura.a.mcallister@gmail.com laura.a.mcallister@gmail.com

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Education Education

Auburn University, Auburn, AL Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Experience Experience Experience

Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, Inc., AL Goodwyn, Mills Cawood, Inc., Birmingham, Birmingham, Goodwyn, Intern, Mills and and Cawood, Birmingham, AL AL Architecture January 2010 - Inc., April 2012 Architecture Intern, January 2010 - April 2012 + Produced family residential construction documents + Produced single single family residential construction documents + single family residential construction documents + Produced Participated in Site Planning and Schematic Design of a residence hall, parking deck, + Participated in Site Planning and Schematic Design of a residence hall, parking deck, dining facility, and physical therapy facility for Auburn dining facility, facility, and and physical physical therapy therapy facility facility for for Auburn Auburn University University dining University + Participated in Design Charrettes and Master Planning for a county-wide pedestrian + Participated in Design Charrettes and Master Planning for + and Participated in Design Charrettes and Master Planning for a a county-wide county-wide pedestrian pedestrian bicycle plan and bicycle plan + + Participated Participated in in Schematic Schematic Design Design and and Master Master Planning, Planning, and and PUD PUD Document Document + Participated in Schematic Design and Master Planning, and PUD Document Assembly to fuse a historic town-center with a new 27-acre Mixed-Use Development Assembly to fuse a historic town-center with a new 27-acre Mixed-Use Assembly to fuse a historic town-center with a new 27-acre Mixed-Use Development Development Auburn University Urban Studio, Birmingham, AL Auburn University Urban Studio, Birmingham, AL Architecture Architecture Intern, Intern, May May 2009 2009 --- December December 2010 2010 Architecture Intern, May 2009 December 2010 + Participated in asset-based design charrettes, and a master plan + Participated in asset-based design charrettes, and produced produced master plan document document + for Participated in asset-based design charrettes, produced a aand master document (10) small Alabama downtowns, focusing onand revitalization futureplan growth for (10) small Alabama downtowns, focusing on revitalization and future growth Krumdieck Krumdieck A+I A+I Design, Design, Birmingham, Birmingham, AL AL Krumdieck A+I Design, Birmingham, AL Architecture Intern, May 2008 - April 2009 Architecture Intern, May 2008 Architecture Intern, May 2008 -- April April 2009 2009 + Produced single family residential construction + Produced family residential construction documents documents + Produced single single familymaterial residential documents + Assembled marketing andconstruction design award presentations + Assembled marketing material and design award presentations

Awards+ Awards+ Awards+ Activities Activities Activities

Outstanding Undergraduate Student Outstanding Outstanding Undergraduate Undergraduate Student Student

Bachelor of 2008 Bachelor of Architecture, Architecture, May May Bachelor May 2008 2008 Bachelor of of Architecture, Interior Architecture, May 2008 Bachelor of Interior Architecture, May 2008 Study Abroad, Rome, Italy, Spring 2007 Study Abroad, Rome, Italy, Spring 2007 Urban Studio Thesis Program, Birmingham, AL, 2007-2008 Urban Studio Thesis Program, Birmingham, AL, 2007-2008

Auburn University School of Interior Architecture, 2006 - 2007 Auburn Auburn University University School School of of Interior Interior Architecture, Architecture, 2006 2006 -- 2007 2007

American Institute of Architects American American Institute Institute of of Architects Architects

Associate Member, 2011 - Present Associate Associate Member, Member, 2011 2011 -- Present Present ACE Mentor Program, Birmingham, AL Chapter ACE Mentor Program, Birmingham, ACE Mentor Program, Birmingham, AL AL Chapter Chapter Program Coordinator, Mentor, 2009 2012 Program Coordinator, Mentor, 2009 2012 Program Coordinator, Mentor, 2009 - 2012

YourTown Alabama YourTown Alabama

Facilitator, 2010 - 2012 Facilitator, 2010 - 2012

American Institute of Architecture Students American Institute of Architecture Students

Auburn University,Year Level Representative, Member, 2004-2008 Auburn Auburn University,Year University,Year Level Level Representative, Representative, Member, Member, 2004-2008 2004-2008

Certifications Certifications Certifications +Skills +Skills +Skills

Professional Registration Professional Registration Status Status Professional IDP Complete Registration Status IDP IDP Complete Complete ARE ARE Complete Complete --- Structural Structural Systems, Systems, ARE Complete Structural Systems, Mechanical Systems, Site Planning, Mechanical Systems, Site Planning, Mechanical Systems, Site Planning, Schematic Design Schematic Design

USGBC, LEED Accredited Professional, USGBC, LEED Accredited Professional, New Construction New New Construction Construction

Adobe Suite Adobe Suite

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Autodesk Autodesk Autodesk AutoCAD, Revit - basic skills AutoCAD, AutoCAD, Revit Revit -- basic basic skills skills

Hand Drawing Hand Drawing Drafting, Sketching, Diagramming Drafting, Drafting, Sketching, Sketching, Diagramming Diagramming


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