June 1, 2014

Laurinda Spear: 1999 Hall of Fame Inductee


Laurinda Spear is a founding principal of


.  She studied fine arts at Brown University, received her Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University and later a Master of Landscape Architecture from Florida International University.  She has taught at Harvard and the University of Miami.

Laurinda designed many of the firm’s signature projects, and her designs have won over a hundred design awards.  She was also instrumental in the expansion of Arquitectonica into design fields beyond architecture and planning.  She first established the interior design practice, ArquitectonicaInteriors, which earned the firm its place in the Interior Design Hall of Fame.  She also created the design products group, Laurinda Spear Products, which has over 150 products on the market under dozens of global brands.

Laurinda established the landscape architecture practice ArquitectonicaGEO, focusing on environmental land planning and landscape design.

Laurinda is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a Registered Landscape Architect, a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and a LEED Accredited Professional.  She is the recipient of the AIA Silver Medal and the Rome Prize in Architecture.  Laurinda is active in community affairs and sits on the Board of Architecture and Arts at Florida International University, as well as the board of the National Tropical Botanical Garden and Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation.

Courtesy of arquitectonica.com

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