Louisa Galassini

MSRE/M.Arch Candidate, 2014



Louisa Galassini is pursing concurrent degrees in Architecture and Real Estate. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Architecture in 2006 and moved to the the west coast after graduation. Her professional career began in San Francisco, designing high-end residential architecture, and later transitioned into the non-profit building sector. Over the past decade, she has gained professional experience in architecture, construction, construction management and development.

Louisa is most interested in sustainable, urban development. She has significant construction and project management experience in sustainable design, including the completion of a 52-unit LEED-Gold development. She helped rebuild homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and subsequently became qualified as a Global Village team leader, organizing and leading Habitat for Humanity build trips to Honduras, El Salvador and Mozambique. Her current focus is on transit-oriented development, public-private-partnerships, and adaptive reuse.

Louisa currently works for local developer, Mack Urban, as an Associate Development Manager. She spends her free time building in the college’s wood shop and paddle boarding around the sound.