Laurent Hedquist explores the deep interaction between users and the built environment on every project type, from planning to design.
In more than 14 years of architectural practice, Laurent has developed a thorough understanding of campus planning, secure facilities, and technical detailing. He has applied this knowledge to a range of projects including the US Embassy in London, Rice University's Integrated Campus Plan, and Dilworth Park (link), a new 4-acre park and transit hub at Philadelphia's City Hall, among other projects. He is currently Principal in Charge for a new Student Innovation Center at Iowa State University, a 140,000 square foot workshop for experimentation and interdisciplinary investigation.
Laurent recently completed the Engineering Research Center at Brown University, a cutting-edge laboratory facility designed and built using an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) process. He has expertly synthesized the perspectives and expectations of large client groups to deliver cohesive, deliberate, and informative planning documents for the University of Chicago, the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Futuris, a new university campus in Morocco.
As part of his practice, Laurent has been a visiting critic for design juries at Pennsylvania State, Drexel University, and Philadelphia University.