Laura Rendahl's background includes a wide variety of commercial project types encompassing hospitality, private club, retail, food service, legal & financial institutions, corporate headquarters, high-tech, institutional, medical, public space renovations, tenant improvement and multi-family or individual residential projects.
Following completion of her degree in Interior Architecture at the University of Oregon, Laura gained significant experience in the San Francisco Design community. This included interior architectural design, space planning and construction documentation for Embassy Suites Hotels in both Burlingame and Milpitas, California, as well as Hermes of Paris Boutique on Union Square in San Francisco. In addition, she also completed interior architectural design, selection of fixtures, finishes and furnishings for The Sales Pavilion and Residences at Spanish Bay, an 80 townhome development in Pebble Beach with units ranging from 3200 to 3600 square feet.
Laura returned to the Northwest to work as project designer on Consolidated Freightways new headquarters and subsequently with Sokol Blosser, both family related enterprises. In this same capacity, Laura participated in the remodel of the Lloyd 500 lobby which won the Building Owners and Managers Association award for best renovation of both 1989 and 1990. Laura also participated in the renovation of the Multnomah Athletic and University Clubs in Portland, Oregon and subsequently worked on various GSA projects including a historical renovation of a 9th circuit Judge O'Scannlain's Chambers in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Prior Bay Area government work includes designing Sonoma County Main Jail, Lawrence Livermore Labs, Dept. of Navy and Hamlin School.
Ms. Rendahl's professional affiliations include The American Society of Interior Designers and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Involvement with projects as large as a 360,000 square foot civic facility have enabled Laura to develop expertise in handling large projects of a complex nature. Most recently she completed plans for the remodel of the PSMFC's (Pacific State Marine Fisheries Commission) offices in Gladstone which then translated finishes and furnishings to a current location at the east end of the Sellwood Bridge, followed by The Fish Passage Center.
Laura Rendahl Interior Design and Space Planning is certified with Oregon's Office of Minority, Emerging and Small Business as a
WBE (Women Business Entrepreneur).
Bachelor of Interior Architecture - University of Oregon, Eugene, OR - Fall 1982
Autocadd Training - Portland State University, Portland, OR - Winter 1989
DOCUMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS
Hermes of Paris, Union Square, San Francisco - Published Designing to Sell, 2nd Edition 1990
Lloyd 500 Lobby - BOMA Award for Best Renovation 1989 & 1990
Martin Bischoff Ericsson & Langslet - First Place American Bar Association Award 1989
Organization of Women Architects Newsletter Editor 1987
PRESENTATIONS AND SEMINARS
Organization of Women Architects House Tour 1986 & 1987
American Institute of Architects Video Interview Workshop 1987
Eugene Public Schools Career Day 1983
CREW Commercial Real Estate Women Board Member
Institute of Business Designers
American Society of Interior Designers
Steering Committee Organization of Women Architects
Friends of the Museum
National Trust for Historic Preservation
University of Oregon Alumni Association
Alpha Phi Alumni Association