Laura Crescimano

Co-Founder/Principal, SITELAB Urban Studio

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.

Live Event Appearances

Podcast Guest Appearances

Cities for the Future: Where Life Meets Design

Jun 3 2019 - 7:30pm

When Ridley Scott envisioned the dystopian Los Angeles of 2019 in “Blade Runner,” he probably didn’t think about how much energy would be needed to run those flying cars and sky-high animated billboards. Or what all those carbon emissions would be doing to the climate.

We’re now living in the world of 2019. Flying cars are still in the future. But with over half of the global population living in urban centers, and another 2.5 billion expected to join them by 2050, maybe it’s time to take a step backward when it comes to getting around the city.

Cities for the Future

Jun 3 2019 - 7:30pm

When Ridley Scott envisioned the dystopian Los Angeles of 2019 in “Blade Runner,” he probably didn’t think about how much energy would be needed to run those flying cars and sky-high animated billboards. Or what all those carbon emissions would be doing to the climate.

We’re now living in the world of 2019. Flying cars are still in the future. But with over half of the global population living in urban centers, and another 2.5 billion expected to join them by 2050, maybe it’s time to take a step backward when it comes to getting around the city.