“I really enjoy helping clients find the engineering solutions that work for them. Every organization operates its buildings differently, so the engineering design needs to be customized to the client’s needs. I’m fascinated with the important work that our clients undertake in the buildings we design.”
With my team, I start every project by learning the end user’s needs and objectives as well as the architectural program and design goals. A partnership serves as the basis for designing buildings that fit long-term programmatic needs and operational constraints.
Since joining Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI) in 1995, Laura Halverson has made significant contributions to facility designs for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and academic research clients. Laura has led the Ohio State University’s Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry building project; the Physics and Nanotechnology building project at the University of Minnesota, including ISO 5 and 6 nanofabrication clean rooms; and the University of Southern California’s Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research.
As a member of AEI’s Water Stewardship team, Laura researches and proposes new and unique solutions to energy and water conservation. She moves the industry forward as a peer reviewer for technically complex projects and collaborates with users, lab planners, and manufacturers to reduce the associated water and energy use and environmental impact of scientific equipment. Laura regularly shares her insights as a speaker at AALAS conferences and as an instructor with the University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering’s Professional Development series.