Born into a family of architects and doctors, it is only natural that Lara would become a specialist in healthcare architecture. Growing up with an architect mother, she started developing her own projects as a kid. “I had my own clipboard where I’d sketch my designs as my mom worked.”
Lara’s commitment to creating efficient, people-focused healthcare environments also started at a young age. For her graduating project, she proposed to design a hospital for children with HIV. As the theme was still a taboo at the time, she was advised not to do so, but carried on anyway, knowing it was a reality that deserved attention and care. The project received an A+.
Today, Lara’s young daughter is following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother, she is already asking for clipboards and mechanic pencils of her own.