Laura Homich AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Laura is responsible for the design of some of PCA’s most high-profile projects, from multifamily housing to retail and complex mixed-use developments.

Laura brings a high level of versatility and organizational skills to each new commission. She enjoys the complexities involved in the adaptive reuse of industrial buildings or a mixed-use infill, finding new ways to fit everything into an impossible site — especially in an urban setting. As a PCA Principal, Laura excels at achieving consensus — managing complex approvals processes and helping community groups contribute their input to the design of the next great addition to their neighborhood.

  • I’m from  Winchester, MA.

  • My education  B.Arch and Bachelor of Building Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • My earliest design memory  I grew up with a lot of woods around me so I would build things in my backyard. Forts, tree forts, miniature golf courses.

  • I’m drawn to design because  I like creating something out of nothing and discovering where it will go — turning thoughts into shape and space.

  • On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me  doing something with my kids. Bike rides and swimming in the summer. Fire pits in the spring and fall. Skiing in the winter.

  • Coffee or tea?  Both and iced

  • SketchUp or Revit?  I am SketchUp illiterate. It is one of the sad things in my career path that I missed the SketchUp window.

  • On my playlist  Sadly, it is a lot of Kidz Bop right now. But if I control the list, Coldplay, Adele and Stevie Wonder.

  • Quote that guides me right now  "Work hard and be nice to people" has been something I have latched onto for some time now.

  • If I were a pantone swatch, my color would be  4153C — it's a dark blue.

  • I’m my best self when  I have enough time to do what I need to do.

  • The best gift I ever gave  A bench I made my sister and my brother-in-law for their wedding gift

  • The craziest thing I’ve ever done  Heliskiing in British Columbia

  • One thing most people don’t know about me  I was the Peace Corps volunteer who lived at the highest altitude in the world.