Lauren joined Cameron McCarthy in 2008 and earned her license to practice landscape architecture in 2012. As a recently licensed professional she assists with design and production on the firm’s large projects and provides substantial design and management responsibility on the small to medium sized projects she undertakes. Areas of emphasis include higher education, urban design, transportation, and parks master plans.
Education & Professional Expertise
Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Lauren knew she was destined to be a Landscape Architect when she developed a love of the profession at the age of 10. Her formal education in Landscape Architecture began at the University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design. While at The University of Georgia, Lauren studied abroad in Cortona, Italy, was on the Varsity Equestrian Team, and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She transplanted her pursuit of undergraduate design studies to the University of Oregon, ultimately receiving her Bachelor Degree of Landscape Architecture from there in 2008.
Lauren has extensive traveling experience, to over 25 countries from Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa, and the Americas. While at the University of Oregon, she studied abroad in Kyoto, Japan. Inspirations for Lauren’s design draw from both her bicoastal education and her travel experiences to create a balanced approach appreciated from many perspectives.
Ransone is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and has successfully completed the Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener program. The master gardener experience has substantially elevated her plant and growing knowledge, which expresses itself in her professional practice as well as her personal life as she transforms the landscapes at home on her own ranch farm property.
Prominent higher education projects of Lauren’s include OSU International Student Housing (INTO), LCC Downtown Downtown Campus, UO Allen Hall Expansion, and UO Student Rec Center Expansion, and UO Straub Hall. Other notable project experience includes Sisters Parks Master Plan, South Beach Infrastructure Refinement Plan in Newport, and West Eugene EmX Design Options, and the Whilamut Passage Bridge.
When not practicing Landscape Architecture, Lauren is tending to her horses and spending time with her lovely daughter, husband, and three dogs. She is a member of the Oregon Hunter Jumper Association, the United States Hunter Jumper Association, the United States Equestrian Federation, the Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association, and the World Champion Hunter Rider Program. Competitions pull her and her horses up and down the west coast. At home from competitions, Lauren developed Westerly Farms, a boarding facility where she also breeds sport horses.
“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” –Aristotle