Lauren Della Bella, LEED AP


Lauren Della Bella, LEED AP


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Lauren Della Bella, LEED AP, is a partner who has been with SHP Leading Design for more than 25 years. Since joining SHP in 1988, she has undertaken a variety of roles blending her planning and marketing expertise. She currently serves as SHP’s president, the first woman to hold that position in the firm.

With her entire career dedicated to the AEC industry, Della Bella’s achievements on SHP’s behalf have been extensive. She spearheaded the development of SHP’s nationally recognized community engagement process and developed Insite Magazine, an award-winning SHP publication. Under her leadership, the firm has become viewed as an authority on sustainability and 21st Century Educational Design. As the foundation of the firm’s marketing and business development initiatives, she guides the strategic vision of the firm, allowing the client-focused firm to also be viewed as a thought leader.

Her passion for design, education and planning is evidenced in her leadership roles in several industry groups. She currently is an Executive Board Member of the Design Futures Council, serves on the Cincinnati CEO Roundtable, and sits on the Board of Trustees for the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati. Her past involvement also includes board membership spanning civic, religious, educational and recreational organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Follow Della Bella on Twitter @ldellabella.