Laura Galbreath, Senior Vice President, Development
Laura Galbreath

The Ohio State University, B.S. Arch

Texas A&M University, MArch

Registered Architect

LEED Accredited Professional, BD+C


The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

USGBC LEED Steering Committee, former member of Hospitality Adaptations Working Group

Laura Galbreath

Senior VP Development

Laura has over 25 years of experience in design, management, and operations at large scale architecture and engineering design firms. During her most recent years of experience, she held the position of COO at a $100M+ revenue/year national A&E services firm. Prior to her role as COO, Laura was the project executive on hotel development projects around the world with a diverse mix of global full-service and luxury hotel brands. Her expertise and passion for hospitality is a great addition to our practice. Laura joined Garfield Public/Private at the beginning of 2024 as a Senior Vice-President of Development and focuses her efforts within our hospitality development group.

Select Experience

  • Wutai Mountain Resort – 200-room hotel/ 50 single-family villas/ mixed-use supporting a convention center in Taihuai, China
  • Grand Hyatt Shenzhou Peninsula Resort – 360-room hotel/ 200 residential villas/ mixed-use resort in Hainan Island, China
  • Chengdu Pearl River Hotel – 250-room/ mixed-use supporting banqueting and meeting facilities in Chengdu, China
  • Sheraton at the Puerto Rico Convention Center – 500-room hotel/ mixed-use supporting 580,000-SF Convention Center in San Juan, PR
  • Westin Bangalore Hotel and Residences – 300-room hotel/ 180 residential units in Bangalore, India
  • JW Mariott Sahar – 385-room hotel/ mixed-use in Mumbai, India
  • Ritz Carlton Palm Beach – renovation and expansion including new hotel tower and spa in Palm Beach, Florida
  • Tysons Corner Center Hyatt Regency Hotel – 300-room full-service hotel with 15,500-SF of meeting space in McLean, VA
  • The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens – 150-room hotel supporting a conference center in Pine Mountain, Georgia
  • Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts – 120,000 sf performing arts center containing multiple venues in Richardson, Texas
  • Westin Pittsburgh Convention Center Hotel – renovation of 615-room full-service hotel and 48,000-SF of meeting space in Pittsburgh, PA