Laurence Qamar is a Town Planner, Urban Designer, and Architect with 24 years of professional experience consulting for private developers and public jurisdictions throughout the United States. Laurence’s particular expertise in New Urbanism, and Sustainable Urbanism has led the design and implementation of project for:
- main street and urban revitalization
- urban mixed-use building design
- neighborhood housing infill
- new neighborhood development
- pedestrian/transit oriented planning
- suburban redevelopment
- sustainable planning
- urban / architectural graphic design standards
- housing design
Laurence is committed to working in multi-disciplinary design teams that unite the interests and expertise of market analysts, transportation planners, developers, governments, and citizens. Though an explorative and collaborative design process, he creates solutions to complex development and planning opportunities. Laurence has worked extensively as a design professional, facilitator, and organizer of over 50 public design Charrettes.
Through frequent lecturing he also promotes Sustainable Urbanism, main street revitalization, commercial strip retrofitting, and Smart Development to citizens groups, and professional conferences.
Prior to starting his own consulting practice in 2002, Laurence was a Principal, and the Director of Urban Design at Lennertz Coyle & Associates. He directed the design of a diverse range of planning and architectural projects throughout the Western United States including Oregon, Washington, California, Alaska, Montana, and Wyoming.
Laurence worked with Duany Plater-Zyberk, Architects and Town Planners, as a Project Manager and Designer on public and private planning Charrettes throughout the United States and Canada before joining LCA in 1993. His earlier architecture internship was completed while working in New York City and Aspen, Colorado.
He received a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie-Mellon University, and a Master of Architecture from University of Miami. Professional affiliations include American Institute of Architecture, and Congress for New Urbanism.