Laurie Petipas, RA, was a Senior Associate and Project Architect at Gensler, San Francisco. He retired in 2015 after over 31 years with that firm. Originally from Massachusetts, Laurie earned his degrees in Architecture at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Laurie has focused his career on workplace design and specifically in the design development and detailing of complicated project aspects. Many of his projects have received awards, from such reputable critics as the AIA/SF Chapter, IIDA, Interior Design Magazine and regional recognition by the Magnolia Award in China. In retirement Laurie also serves as Co-President of the SF Tulane Alumni Club and as a member of the Northern California National Campaign Council.