About Lauren Danley

My work is a culmination of ideas, details and journey; a creation of order, moving within the structure of symmetry, forming a celebration of the present, with an acute awareness of the moment.

In 1982 I was hired as a first class pipe fitters helper, after working for two years in the plumbing trade. It was an opportunity to be mentored by some the best fabricators and ship builders of the second world war who worked in the local Camden and Philadelphia ship yards. After two years I received my journeyman's card and continued maintaining, layout, fabrication and installation of large pipe systems in plants and factories in New Jersey.

In 1991 I moved to Virginia and worked for a pipe fabrication shop that produced large diameter (up to 72”) specialty pipe system components.

Beginning In 1996 I opened a fabrication and machine shop providing local factories with maintenance, custom machine building, rebuilding and repair of machinery and equipment.

At the end of 2000 the need to push my creative abilities, which are typically overlooked in an industrial environment, to new and more challenging level, I turned my attention to an area of which I had over the years held a great intrest: architecture. My goal was to be part of the design process, and to share what experience I had gained over the years with architects, designers, and their clients. Now I enjoy focusing on the finer details of a project and bringing those details to the foreground of the overall design.

Studio located at 1304 Suite G, East Market St., Charlottesville, Virginia

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