Board of Directors

Laura V. Shinn

Board of Directors

  • Chair, Governance Committee


  • M.Arch and Master of City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Virginia

About Laura

Laura V. Shinn, AIA, AICP, is the Director of Planning at San Diego State University. Ms. Shinn is responsible for campus strategic and master plan management, capital program development, CEQA Actions, facilities planning, and design, and facilities data and records oversight. Laura also collaborates closely with the Office of Parking and Transportation to plan for all modes of transportation to and around the campus.

Prior to joining SDSU in December of 2013, Ms. Shinn was a director in the Office of Planning at The Ohio State University. Prior to joining Ohio State, Ms. Shinn was the Associate Director of Design at the Columbus Neighborhood Design Assistance Center. She began her career as an architect in private practice specializing in historic preservation and accessible design.

Ms. Shinn has been an active member of the American Institute of Architects in Ohio and San Diego. She is currently serving as the 2021 President of AIA San Diego.

Additional Information

  • Registered Architect (AIA)
  • Certified Planner (AICP)
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