Dr. Laguarda-Mallo, is an Architect and Engineer specialized in Innovation and Mass Timber Construction. She has published over twenty-five peer-reviewed, industry and conference proceedings papers and articles. She has presented at national and international conferences such as the World Conference on Timber Engineering, Forest Products Society International convention, International Mass Timber Conference and IUFRO International Convention.
From 2009-2012 she worked as a Design and Structural Calculus Professor and Architect in Montevideo, Uruguay. From 2012-2017 she worked as a PhD Fellow and Guest Lecturer at the University of Minnesota. She is currently working as a Researcher and BIM/VDC Project Engineer and Manager at VIATechnik, specializing in Wood Construction, Prefabrication, Innovative Technologies and BIM Management.