For Lauren, all the stars pointed to architecture from a young age; her mom was always providing her activities that were geared to her creative side. She loved drafting and her high school aptitude test revealed she would be an ideal candidate for the profession. Lauren loves the psychology of a project, discovering what people want and then providing a better quality of life by designing a space to meet their needs.
Lauren joined SDG in 2015 and is rapidly expanding her knowledge of every phase of the design and construction process. She was an integral team member for the FHLBank corporate office as well as the Blitt Gallery at Washburn University’s Mulvane Art Museum.
Lauren is an AIA Topeka board member, and is active in organizing social and educational local events to involve architects more in the community. She is currently working towards her architectural license.
Besides continuing to undertake creative activities at home, she also enjoys sitting on her porch and talking to family and friends.
The people! Working at Schwerdt feels like being part of a family.
Picking one is hard, but my top favorites have been the FHLBank Corporate Office and Blitt Gallery at the Mulvane Arts Center at Washburn University.
I wanted to effect change. I believe it is an architect’s job to improve others’ quality of life through building and the spatial experiences we create.
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou
Growing up I was lucky to live only a few blocks from my grandparents, aunts, and cousins. In the summer, almost every weekend I would go to the lake with my grandmother, where I learned to fish and build fires and how to appreciate nature
Disappointing those I care about.