Autry National Center - Los Angeles, CA
As part of the Overland Partners team hired to complete a facility program and concept design following the creation of the Autry National Center from the merger of the Museum of the American West and the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Laurie was engaged in a number of tasks. In additional to helping to confirm guiding principles, she interviewed museum staff and evaluated the two existing museum sites and facilities, providing specific expertise about conservation standards and operational requirements for museum environments.
She worked with the client and client's representative to understand an evolving business plan. She worked closely with the large design team to assimilate all programmatic objectives into a single guiding document, including space calculations, functional objectives and sustainability strategies. She continued to interface with the architectural team as they transformed the preliminary program into architectural concepts.