Laura A. B. Welsh


“I love engaging with individual clients at every stage of a project, considering how they will live and be comfortable in a space.”

Studio Director Laura A. B. Welsh’s love of classical design has long been the driving force behind her passion for architecture. Laura joined GPSA in 2011 after working at several prestigious firms in Pennsylvania and New York on projects around the country, including Los Angeles, Southampton, and Louisville. She graduated with her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame where she was also on the Dean’s List. Laura was named a Studio Director in the summer of 2023 and is also the firm’s Human Resources Coordinator.

In addition to her role in leadership at the firm, Laura’s recent projects include a number of New York City apartment and townhouse renovations, as well as restorations and new houses in Kennebunk, Maine; San Francisco, California; and Southampton, New York. In the past few years, her work has appeared in a number of books, including A Pattern Book for Gulf Coast NeighborhoodsA Decade of Art & Architecture 1992–2002, and Building Cities: Toward a Civil Society & Sustainable Environment.

Laura lives in New York City, with her husband, also an architect who works in restoration.