Laura Karnath

Senior Associate/Structures

Practice Areas

Laura specializes in enclosure design and technical detailing, with a focus on high-performance facades and computational design methodologies. Her practice area extends to the delivery of large international projects, where she navigates complex organizational models and technical challenges to ensure the successful implementation of building envelopes.


With extensive global experience spanning four continents, Laura is a recognized leader in computational design and high-performance facades. She excels in addressing the challenges of embodied carbon in the built environment, advocating for computationally driven building data management as a key strategy for decarbonization. Her expertise lies in overseeing the delivery of highly complex building envelopes, leveraging her technical acumen and innovative approach to achieve sustainable and resilient architectural solutions.


M.Arch., Digital Design, SCI-Arc
B.S., Architecture, University at Buffalo