Curbed: Laura Crescimano's 'Pipe Dream' is to Redefine Architecture

In 2008 Crescimano landed at Gensler's San Francisco office. She was piling up internship hours, working on campus planning and office projects for clients like Hewlett-Packard and Kaiser Permanente. In her spare time, she co-taught, with Public Architecture, a studio on small-space interventions at California College of the Arts. She was also collaborating with the intelligentsia at the San Francisco urban-research nonprofit SPUR, frequently writingand speaking on the future of work. Crescimano still wanted to become a full-fledged architect, but all of these career-boosting extracurriculars interfered with the rigorous bouts of studying that the licensure exams (seven in all) demand.

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