Laura Karnath is a registered architect and Senior Enclosure Technical Designer at Walter P Moore's Los Angeles office. She is a leader in computational design and holds broad global experience in the organizational models and technical challenges involved in the delivery of large international projects. Having overseen the delivery of highly complex building envelopes on four continents, Laura applies her knowledge and experience to the burning question of embodied carbon in the built environment. An impassioned advocate for computationally driven building data management and for high-performance facades, she believes both to be central in the ultimate decarbonization of the built environment.
Laura is co-founder of the Los Angeles chapter of the Carbon Leadership Forum. She holds a Master's degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University at Buffalo.