Laura Lesniewski is a conscientious leader with more than 16 years of architectural experience. Her interest in and dedication to sustainable design in the built environment strongly inform her overall concept of what architecture has the potential to accomplish in our culture. While she has a broad range of architectural experience, her passion is for any project that conveys a message of sustainability and, whenever possible, true restoration.
Lesniewski led the design team efforts on the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Urban Conservation Campus in Kansas City, a prime example of a public/private partnership that features the first Living Machine™ in the State of Missouri. She was also the project manager for The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Headquarters in Los Altos, California, a project that produced the award-winning Packard Foundation Sustainability Report and Matrix.
Laura Lesniewski is a LEED accredited professional and often teams up with Elements, a division of BNIM Architects that focuses on sustainable design. As part of her involvement with the Elements team, she worked with New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado, on a sustainable master plan. Since 1989, she has been involved with Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit group dedicated to providing affordable housing to low-income families. After five years on the board of directors for the Kansas City affiliate, Laura served as board president in 2001, and has participated in numerous Habitat volunteer activities in Mexico, California, Appalachia, and Missouri.