Debora Laub

Débora Laub is an architect and urban planner whose career began in 1999, in her home town of Porto Alegre. She spent 9 years between London and Auckland, New Zealand, before establishing herself in São Paulo. Her work encompasses the entire spectrum of architecture – creation, research and execution – and its connections with other fields of knowledge, including the arts.

Her academic experience includes a Master’s from the Architectural Association School of Architecture Design Research Laboratory, where she designed a prototype for urban dwelling, and her time as an architectural design professor at Auckland University and the Unitec Institute of Technology. Débora has also worked in major architectural firms, such as Zaha Hadid and Foster and Partners, in London, as well as Jasmax, in New Zealand.

Back in Brazil, she has divided her time as a project coordinator, such as for the New Zealand Consulate or Pro 120, a new education and personal training network intended for the middle classes in São Paulo city’s outlying areas; and processes consultant for large architectural firms, including Arquitetura Gui Mattos. At the same time, she co-authored the designs for “O Espaço e o Estrangeiro na Cidade de São Paulo” – an exhibition held at the Casa de Cultura Judaica (CCJ) and gave dance classes at the Lumiar school.