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Laurie Soave, AIA

Prior to becoming Principal Architect at BellSoave Architects, Ms. Soave worked for over 14 years at the firm of Bruner/Cott & Assoc. in Cambridge MA. As a Senior Associate she led project teams with attention to developing programming and design concepts on projects emphasizing new architecture, historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and sustainable design. Her strong leadership included negotiating contracts with owners and consultants, mentoring staff, advising clients on new technologies and materials, assisting in state and city regulatory meetings, monitoring budgets and implementing design solutions. She has led diverse projects from initial proposal to occupancy closeout, demonstrating strong competencies in design, business and financial management. She assisted clients with understanding their needs through a multitude of presentations of environmental and feasibility studies.


Selected Projects while at Bruner/ Cott & Associates

Academic / Adaptive Reuse / Historic Preservation / Dining / Arts

  • Harvard University, Harvard Dance Center, Cambridge, MA

  • Harvard University, Blackstone Office Renovation, Cambridge, MA

    • LEED Platinum Certified - First Platinum certified building at Harvard

    • 2007 Boston Society of Architects, Honor Award for Sustainable Design

    • 2007 City of Cambridge, Go Green Award

    • 2008 Cambridge Historical Commission, Preservation Award

  • Dartmouth College, Class of 1953 Renovation, Hanover, NH

    • 2012 American School & University  Educational Interiors Award

  • University of Maine, Hilltop and Wells Dining & Conference Facility, Orono, ME

    • 2009 American School & University Renovation Award

  • University of Maine, New Media & Wyeth Family Art Center, Orono, ME

  • University of Massachusetts, Blue Wall Dining at Lincoln Campus Center, Amherst, MA

    • 2016 IIDA New England  Educational Interiors Award

    • 2015 American School & University  Top Collegiate Design Award, Educational Interiors

    • 2015 Learning by Design  Outstanding Project Award, New Construction

  • Peddocks Island Fort Andrews Rehabilitation, Boston Harbor Islands, Boston MA

    • 2014 Preservation Massachusetts  Paul E. Tsongas Preservation Award

  • Sawin Street Preservation Workshop & Housing, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Watertown MA

    • 2005 Build New England, Performance Award

  • Massachusetts General Hospital Bulfinch Window Restoration, Boston MA

  • Harvard Club of Boston Renovations, Boston MA

  • Dartmouth College Baker Tower Restoration, Hanover NH


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