Vice President

Laura E. Haw, AICP, NCI

Laura is a senior principal planner and project manager, providing technical planning, design and zoning assistance to cities, townships, and villages throughout Michigan. As a member of McKenna’s leadership team, she is also responsible for one of three practice divisions within the firm. Daily, Laura collaborates with municipal leaders, developers, and the public, providing land use solutions with a focus on equity and sustainable development that enhances the quality of life for all. In addition to her work at McKenna, Laura has taught an Urban Design Studio at Eastern Michigan University and has presented at both the local and national planning conferences – the Michigan Association of Planning (MAP) and the American Planning Association (APA).

Laura holds a Bachelor of Art in political science and a Bachelor of Art in international development from Michigan State University. She also holds a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Michigan, Taubman College of Art and Architecture.

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As a planner and designer, there are moments in every planning project to make a lasting, positive impact on the quality of place and life for the community. Understanding and helping this vision come to life is the ultimate goal of my practice.