Book Talk – AIANY Center for Architecture

Based on their recent book, Sunnyside Gardens: Planning and Preservation in a Historic Garden Suburb (Fordham University Press, 2021), architect Laura Heim and historian Jeffrey Kroessler presented a talk on March 31st about Sunnyside Gardens—from its origins in the...

Affordable Housing in NYC Cellars? NO!

As part of the Historic Districts Council’s Preservation School Series, Laura Heim presented the basic zoning and code restrictions which make the legalization of existing NYC cellars and basements in many cases difficult and costly, if not impossible. NYC had...

AIANY Civic Leadership Program Panel

Invited by nycoba|NOMA & AIANY Civic Leadership Program (CLP), Laura Heim contributed her expertise to the panel discussion “What’s Next for Basement Apartments after Hurricane Ida?” Her experience working on one and two family houses throughout Queens, as...

Heim Participates in Women-Owned Firms Panel

Invited by the Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) and Women in Architecture (WIA) committees, Laura Heim FAIA participated on a panel focusing on female founders and their stories.  The panel included multiple generations and various firms types, introducing to young...

Heim on CUNY’s Indoor Voices Podcast

The Indoor Voices Podcast Episode 61: The urban optimism of Sunnyside Gardens features a lively conversation led by Owen Gutfreund, with Laura Heim and Jeffrey Kroessler about their new book, Sunnyside Gardens: Planning and Preservation in a Historic Garden...

Conversations with Mentors

Invited by the AIA Queens Emerging Professionals in Architecture (QEPA), Laura Heim FAIA discussed the intersection of her career and neighborhood revitalization as part of the ongoing, highly successful, Conversations with Mentors...