Laura studied architecture at La Sapienza University and Conservation at The Conservation of Monuments School in Rome. She is registered as an architect in Great Britain (RIBA and ARB) and Italy and is a registered Conservation Architect on the RIBA register.

She practiced in Italy from 1996 to 2000 and worked on a number of listed buildings, among them several buildings damaged by the 1998 earthquake in Umbria and Marche. In 2000 she joined a group of architects, lead by Prof. Giovanni Carbonara on a conservation project of the Mediaeval Cloister of Ss. Quattro Coronati Monastery in Rome listed within the 100 Most Endangered Sites by the World Monuments Watch.

Lauras interests lie in the analysis of the history of buildings and their degree of conservation, which are key instruments in the preservation of historic and artistic integrity of monuments.