Laura Karnath

Laura Karnath

Laura Karnath

Senior Associate

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.

How does what you do make a difference in the world?
Architects and engineers have an opportunity to use our skills to fight the climate crisis by creating high performance, low carbon buildings.
What activities do you enjoy outside of the office?
I enjoy backpacking, rock climbing, and analog photography.
If you had to choose a different career, what would it be?
Neuroscientist or Geologist.


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"Decarbonize Now!" Intelligent Glass Solutions, Spring 2022

"Exploring Embodied Carbon in Building Enclosures," Intelligent Glass Solutions, Summer 2021