Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship
Laura Stargala is a graduate student at Cornell University where she is pursuing a master’s degree in architecture. Laura is originally from Aachen, Germany, and is now based in Ithaca, New York. She grew up in a creative family where her parents would construct furniture and encourage her, as well as her twin sister, to draw. She eventually began her architecture endeavors at the age of thirteen when she joined a magnet high school (Design and Architecture Senior High) in Miami. Her interests now lie in the phenomenological experience of architecture and its ability to bring individuals in conversation with the materiality of a space. Through architecture, Laura hopes to investigate issues of locality, identity, and resourcefulness in a globalized 21st century world.