Laurie B. Haefele, Associate A.I.A, ASID, NKBA, has specialized in innovative high end kitchen,boutique wardrobe, and luxury bath design since 1997. She is known for her extreme attention to detailand knowledge of the latest trends. She is also celebrated for her versatility and range of style. Laurie’sdedication to excellence began with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Pratt Institute and a Master’s degree in architectural history and theory from UCLA.“I was inspired by the strong lines and modern aesthetics of masters such as Alva Aalto, Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn, and this led me to myfirst career move,” says Laurie. She joined the world- renowned architectural firm of Gwathmey Siegeland Associates in New York City. Among other projects, she worked on the New York City Guggenheimexpansion and on a variety of New York residences.
In Southern California, Laurie founded Haefele Design in 2002. An associate member of A.I.A.,ASID,NKBA, Laurie’s inventive designs are often influenced by her architectural sensibility. She also practicesan extraordinary service ethic, which is why Laurie can point to an extremely satisfied clientele whoinclude discerning elite from the business and entertainment fields. As Laurie says, “About 95% of mywork is from referral. I believe in delivering what my clients want, and working until they are happy withthe results.”
Laurie’s work has been consistently acknowledged with many awards. She has been recognized as one of the world’s top designers by Robb Report Luxury Home Magazine in 2007. One of her kitchen designs can be found in a Wallace Neff designed Pasadena residence, which was awarded “Ultimate Kitchen” bythe Robb Report Ultimate Home Issue (April 2002). Prestigious awards include: Subzero’s “Best Of TheBest,” NKBA’s “Best Sustainable Kitchen, Best Open Plan Kitchen, and Best Large Kitchen,” KBB’s “BestNew Showroom of the Year,” Caesarstone’s “Dream Design Award,” Fisher Paykel’s “Best Kitchen,” andHouzz’s “Best Of Houzz 2013-2015.” Laurie has been featured in leading industry publications including Architectural Digest, Luxe, and California Homes, and on several episodes of HGTV’s Kitchen Trends.