Lauren has a Building Science degree (first class honours) and PhD. In 2010, she was awarded a scholarship to attend Stanford University for an entrepreneurship course. She has over 12 years’ experience in the construction industry and in a variety of roles from research to government to project manager. Lauran is the current Board Co-Chair of PrefabNZ.
Lauren helped PrefabNZ set up the HIVE CH, Christchurch's first Home Innovation Village, and has always been supportive of the opportunities prefabrication presents. In 2014, she founded Insiteful which aims to improve how and what we build in NZ and how we live and engage with our homes.
Lauren will be presenting on construction technology: how do we encourage uptake and change?