Laura Ettedgui

Laura Ettedgui (she/her) is a Design Director in Studio Gang’s Chicago office. She has professional experience in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and structural engineering, and is drawn to public and infrastructural projects where these disciplines converge. At Studio Gang, Laura has led the design of civic, educational, and cultural projects, including the University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons; the landscape architecture of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts; and Polis Station, the Studio’s contribution to the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Laura currently serves as Project Leader for the O’Hare Global Terminal.

Laura returned to the Studio in 2019 after four years abroad, three of which were spent leading urban design and landscape architecture projects at Public Work in Toronto, including Nepean Point, The Bentway, and Google’s Sidewalk Labs neighborhood on Toronto’s waterfront. Through these varied experiences, Laura has cultivated an expertise coordinating and collaborating with a wide range of disciplines and stakeholder groups, easily switching gears from the conceptual to the technical.

Laura holds a Master of Architecture from Princeton University, where a visiting lecture from Jeanne first prompted her to join the Studio in 2012. She also holds a Bachelor of Design in Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida. Laura calls many places home, including Florida, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Venezuela, and of course Chicago, where she can be found rummaging for vintage treasures, shooting pool, and stalking the roving tamale salesman.

People

Design

Jeanne Gang
Founding Partner
Juliane Wolf
Design Principal, Partner
Weston Walker
Design Principal, Partner
Mark Schendel
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Ana Flor
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Rodia Valladares
Design Principal
Margaret Cavenagh
Design Principal
Thorsten Johann
Design Principal
Gia Biagi
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Steve Wiesenthal
Campus Environments Principal
William Emmick
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Harry Soenksen
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Abraham Bendheim
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Adela Locsin
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AJ Rosales
Project Leader, Architect
Alan Huang
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Alfred Klopper
Senior Project Leader
Andrea Rovetta
Project Leader, Architect
Angela Peckham
Design Management Director
Anika Schwarzwald
Project Leader, Architect
Anne-Virginie Sala
Senior Project Leader
Aria Griffin
Designer II
Arthur Liu
Design Director, Architect
Ashley Hinton
Project Leader, Architect
Aurelien Tsemo
Design Management Director, Architect
Austin Chod
New York Shop Manager
Bella Adekoya
Designer I
Bethany Mahre
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Bryan Scheib
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Cassie Dickson
Designer I
Charles Curran
Design Director
Chris Bennett
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Colleen Lyell
Designer I
Corbin Keech
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Courtney Arabea
Designer II, Architect
David Swain
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Davis Butner
Designer II
Diana Aguilar
Designer II
Dylan King
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Elif Erez
Designer I, Architect
Emily Licht
Project Leader
Eric Zuckerman
Designer II
Evan Wermers
Designer I
Francisco Luis Padron Bolanos
Senior Visualization Specialist
Hannah Lee
Designer II, Architect
Haoxiang Yang
Project Leader, Architect
Jason Flores
Senior Project Leader, BIM Lead, Architect
Jay Hoffman
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Jeff Jang
Designer I
Jing Chen-Joyeux
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Jonathan Izen
Project Leader, Architect
Julcsi Futo
Project Leader, Architect
Julia Roberts
Project Leader
Julien Roy
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Julio Alberto Cedano
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Kimani Raley
Designer I
Kristina Eldrenkamp
Project Leader, Architect
Lara Kaufman
Design Director, Sustainability & Climate Action Lead, Architect
Laura Ettedgui
Design Director
Laura Haak
Senior Designer
Lauren Eggert
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Leia Gorra
Designer II
Liang Hu
Designer I, Architect
Liao He
Designer II
Lingyi Tseng
Project Leader
Luis Medina
Designer I
Luis Tejeda
Senior Visualization Specialist
Lydia Link
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Mae Smith
Designer I
Magda Wala
Project Leader, Architect
Marylynn Antaki
Designer II
Mauricio Sánchez
Technical Design Director
Melissa Swick
Designer II
Micheal Nham
Project Leader
Minjae Koo
Designer II
Molly Kinsella
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Ola Kusznerko
Designer II
Olesya Vodenicharska
Project Leader
Perry Strong
Designer II
Rolf Temesvari
Senior Designer
Sangwon Kim
Designer I
Schuyler Smith
Design Director, Shop
Seanna Walsh
Project Leader, Architect
Seth Byrum
Designer II, Architect
Shovan Shah
Designer I
Shunfan Zheng
Designer I
Shuping Liu
Designer II, Architect
Steven Meyer
Designer II
Teo Quintana
Project Leader
Terrence Chew
Senior Visualization Specialist
Vitor Oliveira
Project Leader
Weiju "Juju" Lai
Design Director, Architect
Wen Zhou
Project Leader, Architect
Will Hansen
Designer II
Zhifei Xu
Designer I

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