Laura Schmitz Lubniewski, an architect with Wendel, brings expertise in high-performance, energyefficient, sustainable, community-based design. After graduating from the University at Buffalo, Laura received her Master of Architecture from MIT in February 2015. Laura worked in Colorado for two years, at StoneCloud Design Build and Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. She moved back to Buffalo in 2016 and worked at eco_logic STUDIO, where she contributed to the West Side Homes multi-family housing project for PUSH Buffalo and the Solar Carousel Building at Canalside. She is now a licensed architect and Passive House Certified Consultant working for Wendel and teaching courses at UB, where she will assume the role of clinical assistant professor in the Ecological Practices Graduate Research Group in Fall 2022. She is the AIA Buffalo/WNY Emerging Professionals Chair
The Farallon is a new tiny house prototype designed for new Tumbleweed “low-wider” trailer. It is designed for a 26-foot-long by 8.5-foot-wide trailer, totaling 13’-4” in height. The built work debuted at the 2016 Tiny House Jamboree in Colorado Springs, Colo., and event attended by over 50,000 tiny house enthusiasts.