Rayne Laborde

Research Associate

As an urbanist and designer, Rayne is passionate about politics, perception, and community. Her interdisciplinary work links architecture, planning, and collective memory to question Western norms and seek social change. Currently a concurrent degree student pursuing Masters in both Architecture and Urban Planning, Rayne’s experience spans policy research for the International Center for Transitional Justice and UCLA Luskin's Lewis Center, re-thinking planning through projects with Terreform ONE and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, and editing publications for KoningEizenberg Architecture and POOL Magazine. Her writing, design, and photography have been showcased globally in over a dozen publications and gallery shows, and locally, she has served on urban advocacy boards across Santa Monica and Los Angeles. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in "Forming Urban Fabric: Architecture and Collective Memory in the City" from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study.