Interview with Laura O’Neill – XX|LA Episode 001
Welcome to the very first episode of the XX|LA Architects Podcast! I am so excited about this interview with Laura O’Neill, Senior Architectural Historian at GPA Consulting and Chair of the Santa Monica Landmarks Commission.
In this episode, Laura gives us insight into what it’s like to be an architectural historian and public figure, and her strategies for interfacing with clients and the public. In addition, she discusses her management style and ways her company promotes a healthy live-work balance, and gives us career advice about burn-out and motivation. During this episode, she mentions one of her favorite projects, the Temple Art Lofts in Vallejo. Her other all-time favorite project is the Hughes Industrial Historic District in Playa Vista.