Prior to founding Beckelman+Capalino, Laurie served as the Director of the New Building Program for the Museum of Art & Design at Columbus Circle. Previously, she was Deputy Director for Special Projects for the Guggenheim Foundation. Laurie also served as the Vice President for the World Monuments Fund, a private, global, not-for-profit organization founded in response to the accelerating destruction of important artistic treasures throughout the world. As Executive Director of The Joseph Papp Public Theater, she secured more than $12 million in new funds for the Public Theater from the City of New York. During her tenure as Vice President of LaSalle Partners, she managed the plan for the redevelopment of Grand Central Terminal, and advised the Empire State Development Corporation on the redevelopment of 42nd Street. Laurie was appointed Chair and Commissioner of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission by Mayor David N. Dinkins and continued as Chair under Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani.