A native-born Michigander, Laura discovered her interest in historic preservation through working on rehabilitation and adaptive reuse projects in Detroit with Kraemer Design Group, starting as an Architectural Intern for two summers, joining the KDG team as an Architectural Designer in 2012, and becoming a licensed architect in 2015. She earned her degree in architecture at the University of Michigan in 2010, and earned her Master of Architecture degree with a concentration in Historic Preservation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012.
Mr. Picotte is a Senior Advisor providing advisory services to Denham and its portfolio companies. Since 2013, he has been the Chairman and a shareholder of px Group Ltd, a leading provider of O&M, engineering and trading services for midstream, power generation and industrial infrastructure assets in the United Kingdom. He is also currently the Managing Partner of Aksiom Partners, which focuses on European small- and mid-cap energy services companies. Previously, he served as a Managing Director and Senior Advisor at ArcLight Capital Partners from 2001-2014, where he led their European investment activity.
The majority of our masters degree programmes are ‘nested’ qualifications, starting with a certificate that you can study in just one year, leading to a diploma, and finally a masters degree. Your specialist knowledge and study skills will develop progressively as you work through the qualification – but each level provides a valuable qualification in its own right, so you can step off at any point or take a break before continuing. The final module at masters level includes a significant independent study project or dissertation, demonstrating your ability to identify, record, assess and present information – skills that are highly valuable to employers in many fields. And if you’re thinking about an academic career, the deeper understanding and research training developed through a masters course is ideal preparation for study at PhD level.