Laura Foxman

Laura Foxman

Adjunct Professor

Laura Foxman portrait
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Loranger Architecture
Laura Foxman portrait
Areas of Expertise:
Architectural Design
Design Thinking
Interdisciplinary Design
Social Practice
Systems Thinking
Visual Communications


  • M.Arch., Princeton University
  • B.A., Architecture, Wellesley College


Laura Foxman is an interdisciplinary architect, teacher and design researcher/curator whose work engages civic and cultural infrastructures. She founded the collaborative design studio We Are All Collage in 2009, which merges subject matter, media and approaches—including architecture, public space design and social practice.

Foxman’s projects include Detroit’s Pallister Playscape that frames childhood playscapes as land art; The Listening Archive, an audiovisual oral history project and arts nonprofit that documents musical expertise and listening across generations, genres and media; Pencils & A Pen, a publication, material study and photographic survey of novelty Japanese pencils produced during the dawn of personal computing; and the Modern Architecture Network, a data-based digital humanities project that maps creative networks of architects from 1850 to the present—and foregrounds histories of women and marginalized architects.

Foxman lives and practices in Detroit where she is a licensed architect.


    Areas of Research

    • Cultural Frameworks and Public Memory/Experience
    • Data Visualization/Visual Communication
    • Digital Humanities
    • Interdisciplinary Design Practices
    • Modern Architectural History