As the co-founder and principal of SITELAB Urban Studio, an urban design and strategy firm, Laura Crescimano's work investigates the social and political power of space. Her projects range from Pier 70, where she is leading a multidisciplinary design team through the design and entitlement of a thirty-five acre mixed-use development in a historic industrial district of San Francisco, to a 300-pixel infographic for the Silicon Valley homeless services non-profit Destination Home.
Prior to forming SITELAB, Crescimano was an Associate at Gensler, an international architecture firm where she worked on projects for UCSF, Kaiser Permanente, Hewlett-Packard, Sonoma County, and the US General Services Administration. She has written and lectured on placemaking, art in cities, temporary urbanism, and the urban impacts of the way we work. She teaches on Design and Activism at UC Berkeley.
Crescimano earned her Masters of Architecture from Harvard. She serves on the board of The Greenhouse Project and, from 2010-2012, on the Board of Directors for AIA San Francisco.