Master of Fine Arts, Tulane University, Graduate School, New Orleans, LA

Master of Science in Architecture & Urban Design, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, New York, NY

Bachelor of Architecture with Honors, Pratt Institute, School of Architecture, Brooklyn, NY


Select Permanent Collections/Commissions/Exhibitions


Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN, ‘Spectrum’, group exhibitions, November 2018

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA, ‘Louisiana Contemporary’, group exhibitions, August-November 2018

Cole Pratt Gallery, gallery representation in Louisiana, works on display.

Boyd Satellite Gallery, New Orleans, group exhibition, March-April 2018.

Mount Carmel East Medical Center, Columbus, OH, ‘Infinite Blue’ art glass installation.


Montefiore Medical Center Fine Art Program, Bronx, NY, ‘Celestial Bodies’ art glass installation.

Curry Stone Foundation, Bend, OR, ‘Voyager’ mosaic art car sculpture.

Albemarle-Lithium Global, Charlotte, NC, suspended glass art feature wall and niche glass installation.


Montefiore Medical Center Fine Art Program, Bronx, NY, ‘We Are Stardust’ glass art feature wall.

Grande Cheese Company Art Collection, Fon du Lac, WI, landscape themed art glass niche sculptures.

Memorial Hermann Medical Center, Houston, TX, ‘Canyon’s Edge’ suspended glass art feature.

2014 - 2015

Prospect-3 Satellite Gallery at The Parlor, exhibition with Alex Podesta.

I/C Coatings and Finishes, Texas City, TX, ‘Flame’ exterior glass & steel sculpture.

Methodist Medical Center, Richardson, TX , ‘Flow Wall 4’ wall mounted glass art.

Baylor University Medical Center, Houston, TX, ‘Flow Wall 3’ wall mounted glass art.

University of Texas Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, Healing Arts Program, series of works for 160 patient rooms.

Louisiana State University, Pennington Biomedical Research Laboratories, Baton Rouge, LA, ‘Strata Shift’ fine art glass installation.

2012 - 2013

Octavia Gallery, New Orleans, LA , group exhibition with Bonevardi and Fonesco

St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, Baton Rouge, LA, ‘Arbor Vitae’ reredos wall.

L’auberge Casino & Hotel, Baton Rouge, LA, ‘Beacon’ glass enclosed room, and suites art glass installations.

Xavier University, St. Katharine Drexel Chapel, New Orleans, LA, ‘Tapestry’ art glass windows.

HRI Properties Headquarters, New Orleans, LA, art glass installation.

2010 - 2011

Private commission, ‘Hattie’s Sail’, New Orleans, LA

Abraham Law Center, Lafayette, LA, ‘Alluvium’ niche art installation.

Louisiana State University, School of Music and Dramatic Arts, Baton Rouge, LA, ‘Flow Wall 2’ lobby sculpture.

Phelps Dunbar LLP, Baton Rouge, LA ‘Wetlands Vision Screen’,

Private commission, Chouest/Sladovich residence, New Orleans, LA..

2006 - 2009

Louisiana Capitol Park, Bienville Building, Baton Rouge, LA public art competition winner, lobby sculptures.

Children’s Hospital, New Orleans, LA, art glass installations, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Intensive Care Unit.

Private Commission, Bend, OR ‘Flow: A River of Glass.’

Public Art Competition Finalist, Waterfront Park Proposal, Yonkers, NY | Group Exhibition, Brunner Gallery, Covington and Baton Rouge, LA | Permanent Installation, St. Peter Claver Church, New Orleans, LA | Jones-Kroloff  Collection,  Bloomfield  Hills, MI | Zervigon Collection, New Orleans, LA | Group Exhibition, New Orleans Creative Glass Institute | Commission, Breaux Residence, New Orleans, LA | Group Exhibition, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA.



Goldman Sachs Foundation, 10K Small Businesses Development Grant and Program, 2013

Louisiana Economic Development Grant, 2012

Lecture: BeCon Conference for Architectural Art Glass, Portland, OR, 2011. ‘In Place, Kiln Formed Glass in the Built Environment’

North Lands Creative Glass, Residency, Lybster, Scotland, 2010

Arts Business Development Grant, Louisiana Economic Development Program

Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, Project Grant, 2009

Louisiana Division of the Arts Creative Capital Artist Development Program, 2008

Louisiana Division of the Arts Artist Development Grant 2007

Lecture, BeCon Conference for Architectural Art Glass, Portland, OR ‘Starting the Business’ and presentation, ‘The Kiln-glass Ceiling: Barriers to Entry’

Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation Artist Development Grant, 2006

Bullseye Glass Residency, Portland, OR, 2005

Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship, Seattle, WA, 2003

Tulane University, Newcomb Art Department Master of Fine Arts Program, New Orleans, LA Full Academic Scholarship, 2001-2003

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Faculty Research Grant, Melbourne, Australia, 1997


Board/Academic/Professional Experience

Board of Directors, Young Artists/Young Aspirations, YA/YA Art Center, New Orleans, LA

Adjunct Professor Tulane University School of Architecture, New Orleans, LA, course instruction including Design Studio, Urban Theory, and Architectural Glass Fabrication.

Instructor, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA, 2013, ‘Kiln formed Glass in Public Art’

Workshop, Bullseye Glass, Portland, OR, 2011, Powder print on Glass

Instructor, Bullseye Glass, Portland, OR, 2007,

Founder and Board Member, New Orleans Creative Glass Institute, 2006-2011, open access glass arts studio and education resource center, founded to aid artists in need after Hurricane Katrina. NOCGI became YAYA Creative Glass Studio.

Instructor/Teaching Assistant, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA, 2006

Masters Fellow and Instructor, Tulane University, Newcomb Art School, Glass Sculpture Studio, New Orleans, 2001-2003

Visiting Design professor, The University of Texas at Arlington, School of Architecture, 2000

Director, ARC, Architecture Research Collaborative, Melbourne, Australia, Concentrating on Urban Design and Urban Infill Architecture 1995-1997

Tenure Track Professor, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture, Melbourne, Australia, Urban Design and Theory, Director of Exhibitions and Lectures, 1994-1997



Laurel and her work have been covered in a variety of national and international press, magazine features, interviews, radio spots, online articles, blogs, and books. Select sources include:

Dana K. Gulling, Manufactured Architecture, Laurence King Publishers,2018

Katherine H., Defined by Design, Chapter 10, The Design of Healthcare Settings, Prometheus Books, plate 50, 2017

LA Talk Radio, radio interview with Lisa Tahir, May 2017,

The Wanderlife Blog, October 2017,  Overland Architects Blog  NOLA Curbed,  Skyline Art Services Blog,

 Xavier University of Louisiana Office of Institutional Advancement Publication, October 2012

The Clarion Herald, September 2012, April, 2011

Bullseye Glass Blog by Lani McGregor,

Glass Art Quarterly Magazine, Summer, 2010

The Catholic Commentator,

New Orleans Magazine, September, 2009

Louisiana Medical News, Fall 2009

New Orleans Times Picayune, February, 2009

American Craft Magazine, Cover Story, June2008,

Architect Magazine, April 2008,

Westchester County Business Journal, July 2007

National Public Radio, August 2006, interview with Noah Adams,

New Orleans Art Review, March 1999

Monument Australia Architecture and Design Magazine, June 1997; Global Architecture, March 1996; Australia Document, June 1994