Laura Leber
Design Phase Executive | Chicago

Laura joined Mortenson in July 2012 as a Senior Project Manager and currently serves as a Design Phase Executive. She has worked on many notable projects and with more than 20 years of construction experience, Laura provides sensitive and intelligent management regardless of project challenges.

Whether it’s placing a new stadium within the shell of an old one at Soldier Field or setting temperature and humidity requirements at the largest underground library retrieval system in the United States, the value that Laura brings to a project’s programming and conceptual design activities is unmatched.

Prior to joining Mortenson, Laura was a Design Manager on the Adaptive Reuse of Soldier Field project. Throughout the project, she managed outstanding design issues by working directly with the design team, owner, and construction team.

Laura also successfully delivered the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago, which features an organic and continuous structure. She provided intelligent management to combat the challenges of tight site restrictions, temperature and humidity requirements for the library’s books, and delivered the largest underground library retrieval system in the United States.

In providing preconstruction services for Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management building, Laura was familiar with the constraints and intricacies of the Northwestern University campus. Along with the team, she created and implemented a streamlined system for optimizing the schematic design phase of the project.

Laura graduated from Boston College with a B.S. in Mathematics and also earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit.

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