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Sacramento, CA

Lainie Lakata


  • K-12 Schools
Lainie  Lakata

Lainie leads business development efforts for the K-12 Education Studio in Northern California. In this role, she cultivates relationships and advocates for her clients to ensure design solutions enhance the learning environment for students, educators, and community members. Prior to joining DLR Group, Lainie led sales teams for a variety of education-related products.

“My diverse background in education gives me a broad understanding of how spaces are utilized by educators, and what is realistically needed for them to effectively work with students.”

Lainie’s involvement in organizations such as the Coalition for Adequate Student Housing, California School Boards Association, and California Association of School Business Officials keeps her connected to the K-12 industry, as well as current on the latest paradigms in education facility design.