7350 E Speedway Blvd.
Suite 210
Tucson, Arizona 85710

(520) 326-3700


Community Involvement

American Institute of Architects (Member)

NAWIC Chapter 122 (Board of Directors, Director) 2020 – Current

AIA Canstruction Team (Structure Design)  2011-2022

MPA Immersion Project


Laura Vertes AIA, NCARB, LEED AP


Bachelor of Architecture, Minor in Classical Civilizations, University of Arizona, 2003


State of Arizona

Professional Experience

Laura Vertes’ experience spans a wide range of project types, including office, education, health care, university health centers, restaurants, and retail. Laura quickly gains the client’s confidence and trust creating a fruitful working relationship. She enjoys the process of discovering the needs and identity of the client and possesses a keen attention to detail. Her ability to recall critical details makes her adept at translating a program into a functional design. Her contagious enthusiasm inspires our clients to innovative solutions. Laura is well versed in Revit and believes that BIM software is an invaluable tool for the modern designer and client.

Laura joined Swaim Associates in 2007 and became a principal in 2019.

Highlighted Projects

University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building
$125M, CM-at-Risk with GMP / New 230,000-gsf inter-professional research, medical and health sciences education and simulated practice facility with flexible learning studios, clinical skills and simulation center, and black-box theater “sim deck”. LEED Silver anticipated. Project with CO Architects.

Unisource Energy Headquarters
$60 Million, 270,000 SF, 9-Story Office Building with 360,000 SF, 3-Story Underground Parking Garage.  In collaboration with Davis Architects.

Green Valley Hospital
$36 Million Acute Care Hospital, Sustainable Design Awarded Two Green Globes

James Madison University Student Health & Success Center
$7 Million, 70,000 SF Renovation and Addition to Existing Hospital Complex, 45,000 SF Health Center and 7,000 SF Counseling Center Integrated into Collaborative Academic Environment.  Partnership between Swaim Associates and Moseley Architects of Virginia Beach, VA.

St. Cloud State University Health, Wellness and Counseling Service
Programming for New Facility

McCorkle Academy of Excellence
$23 Million Pre-K-8 School, 115,000 SF, 950 Students, 4 Communities, Project Based Learning, LEED Gold

American International School – Kingston, Jamaica
K-12, Green, “E” School


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