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Who We Are

Lauren Gauthier, AIA, BSA

Director, Architecture

Lauren serves as a designer, planner, programmer, team manager, and business development lead who specializes in the academic sector. This combination of external- and internal-facing roles is perfect for her: She loves to grow and maintain client relationships, mentor young professionals, and work through complex projects that realize an institution’s vision.  Over the course of her career, she has developed a reputation for blending beautiful design with practical programming.

Before joining SGA, Lauren built up a decade of experience between two nationally competitive design firms. At both, she gained expertise in master planning and across a wide variety of building typologies, including; libraries, performing and visual arts centers, chapels, science and technology facilities, student centers, maker spaces, and more.

Lauren earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University.  Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two young kids (Quinn and Beck), and the family’s cockapoo named Rhubarb. They also like to hike in the woods behind the family’s house in Melrose, MA and frequently partake in domestic and international travel.