Lauren McColl

As a child, Lauren explored creativity through her music, reading and writing. Her fascination with storytelling and infatuation with problem-solving led her on a clear path to architecture. She graduated with a double major in architectural design and environmental studies from the University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design. Following graduation, Lauren moved to the Arizona high desert to study with Paolo Soleri at Arcosanti, an experimental architectural community focused on the concept of arcology (architecture + ecology). In her daily architectural practice, Lauren relishes the continuous learning process, the multitude of problems to be solved, and the constant drive to formulate elegant solutions. Her passion for the environment and learning extends beyond office hours. In her youth, she planted more than ½ million trees in the remote wilderness of Northern Canada. Lauren now spends her weekends with her family foraging for wild mushrooms and edible plants in the Sierra Nevada. When she’s not in the mountains, you can find her volunteering at the Friends of the Stockton Library Bookstore, where her strong belief in the importance of literacy and the arts is reflected in her many hours of volunteer work.


Honors Bachelor of Arts 2002, Architectural Design & Environmental Studies, University of Toronto


2014 Architect, California C34770


NCARB Certification 124058
Autodesk Revit Certified Professional