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Laurinda Spear

Cofounding principal of Arquitectonica

Laurinda Spear illustration by Jonathan Puckey
Spear is the confounding principal of Arquitectonica.

Schooling: BA in fine arts, Brown University, 1972; M.Arch, Columbia University, 1975

First job: Designing her parents’ house in Miami

Made partner: Founded Arquitectonica with partner Bernardo Fort-Brescia in 1978

Biggest building: “A couple of sports stadiums that we’ve done are on television all the time—American Airlines Arena in Miami and Philips Arena in Atlanta.”

Advice to young women in architecture: “Architecture is a slow-moving field, which makes it very easy to dip in and dip out if you want to take time to have a family, which makes it very forgiving for women.”

Reading now: “I read Twilight and I was amazed that Stephenie Meyer really tapped into this youth market so well. Then I read Bram Stoker’s Dracula and it’s so much better.” 

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