2015 Seaside Prize Winner
Laurie Volk is a co-principal of Zimmerman/Volk Associates (ZVA), specializing in the analysis of compact and sustainable development; mixed-income, mixed-tenure redevelopment; mixed-use urban revitalization; and traditional neighborhood developments, and the firm is recognized by the leading practitioners of the new urbanism as the go-to expert on the market feasibility of urban redevelopment and new urbanism.
Since 1988, the woman-owned company has completed more than 450 market studies, for sites ranging in size from the redevelopment of half a block to the establishment of a new town on several thousand acres. Volk currently serves on the advisory board of the Remaking Cities Institute. She was a founding board member, now emeritus, of the National Charrette Institute, and served for more than a dozen years on the Board of Governors of the Seaside Institute.