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Laura Peterson

Laura Marie Peterson is an architect, artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Her research focuses on domestic spaces across a multitude of scales: the city, the dwelling and the object. She holds a BS from the University of Michigan and a MArch from Columbia University. She has worked on projects across the globe with Albert Kahn Associates, KPF, SHoP and The We Company.

In 2018 Peterson founded the 1+1+ architecture collective with her design partner Peter Yi. 1+1+ treats the concrete and intangible forces surrounding architecture as part of the same matter, inviting new compositions within the field. Their work collages existing artifacts, materials and parts, combining these elements to create unexpected and pleasurable experiences. The collective is currently working on several ongoing residential, adaptive reuse and public projects in Detroit, New York and Los Angeles.

Peterson frequently collaborates with artists on installation work, focusing on the cross-section of film, sculpture and sound. Her latest exhibition, Holy MTA, was a collaboration with photographer A-Chan. In addition to teaching at RISD, she currently teaches at Columbia University GSAPP and The New Jersey School of Architecture.

Fall 2019 Courses

  • ARCH-21ST-05 Advanced Studio