The Sho-Ping Chin Women's Leadership Summit Grant
Kennesaw State University
Laura Sherman is an architect with a thoughtful and curious approach to design evident in built spaces throughout her city. Based in Atlanta, she goes beyond her role as an architect and contributes to the greater design community in purpose-driven leadership positions. Shortly after graduating, she began serving on the board of directors for the Architecture Foundation of Georgia, an organization which supported her own education. As a first-generation Filipino American, Laura contributes to advocacy and scholarship initiatives that make lasting impacts toward an inclusive industry. She was a graduate and enthusiastic voice in both the 2023 AIA National Intercultural Leadership Program and 2022 AIA Georgia Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program. Laura currently serves on the AIA Atlanta board and seeks the mindful advancement of the profession in her involvement with NOMA, EQiA, and as a mentor to her former students and emerging professionals. Apart from her career, Laura enjoys carving up a linocut block, creating pottery, and doing projects on her 1950’s home.