Laura V. Shinn, AIA, AICP, is the director of planning at San Diego State University. She is responsible for campus strategic and master-plan management, capital program development, facilities planning and design, and facilities data and records oversight, as well as the Facilities Graphics studio and sign shop. Prior to joining SDSU in December of 2013, Shinn was a director in the Office of Planning at Ohio State University. Prior to joining Ohio State, she was the associate director of design at the Columbus Neighborhood Design Assistance Center. Shinn began her career as an architect in private practice, specializing in historic preservation and accessible design.