Laura Benard Joins Coastal Housing Coalition Board 

Laura Benard has been appointed to the board of directors of the Coastal Housing Coalition, it was announced by board president Craig Minus.

Bernard earned a B.S. degree in Engineering with a focus on Architectural Design from Stanford University. After graduation, she joined The Cearnal Collective as a Project Manager where she leads teams that deliver a variety of projects, including single family residential, tenant improvements, and mixed-use/multi-family. Bernard currently serves as Co-Chair of Emerging Professionals for the American Institute of Architects Santa Barbara chapter and is a board member of the Stanford Club of Santa Barbara. She has volunteered with Community Solutions and participated in the Open Architecture Collaborative. She enjoys riding horses and beach walking with her dog.

The Coastal Housing Coalition (CHC) is a non-profit organization, established 11 years ago, that is dedicated to finding solutions to the South Coast’s housing crisis and reversing the adverse impacts the lack of workforce housing is having on our economy, environment, and civic life through advocacy, education, research, and special projects. The Coalition annually hosts Santa Barbara County’s only housing conference, the Santa Barbara Housing Conference.

Shannon Batchev