Laida Aguirre is an architectural designer and educator. She was the 2017-2018 William Muschenheim Fellow at the University of Michigan where her research ‘Careful Crates’ focused on the architectural and cultural effects of shipping. Laida holds a B.A. from Northeastern University in Political Science and a Master of Architecture from California State Polytechnic Pomona where she was the recipient of the Richard Neutra Award for Best Graduate Thesis. Her work has been exhibited at Storefront for Art and Architecture, A+D Museum, Berlin Art Week, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Oya in Oslo, and has been published in Pin-Up Magazine, POOL, and Art Papers. Previously she taught at the Department of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and worked at Roto Architects. Laida is a member of the curatorial board at Materials & Applications gallery in Los Angeles. She is currently director of stock-a-studio, a contemporary architectural practice that explores architecture as a material and cultural agent.