Lauren Petrakis

Project Architect

With a background in fine art and a passion for architecture, Lauren is always looking for creative solutions in the built environment. Her drive to continually learn has led her to gain experience on a variety of project types ranging from large-scale community planning to the small-scale details of custom millwork. From the initial conceptual phase through implementation in construction, Lauren is intent on creating continuity through design in every opportunity.

If you weren’t in your current field, what job would you have instead?

Music Journalist – I love traveling the world and going to concerts.


Who is your favorite designer/architect? Why?

I really like Peter Zumthor’s work, specifically because of his thoughtful use of materiality in projects and vernacular style of design.


What did you want to be when you were a kid?

If I say writer, would you judge my responses to all of these questions?  Let’s go with an attorney; only until I realized it’s mostly paperwork and not just courtroom drama.

Cats or Dogs?

I think this should be an interview question for working at Reztark. All dogs all the time.


If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Why?

My travel to-do list is pretty long, but the short version includes: riding a motorcycle through the streets of Madrid, hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu, kayaking in the bioluminescent bays of Puerto Rico, and soaking up some sun in Fiji.


What is something you are most proud of that people might not know?

I’ve been skydiving twice in the past year. I’m a bit of an adrenaline junkie.


West Coast or East Coast?

How about the Mediterranean Coast?


Morning or Night?