Spring Cleaning – Skip the Elevator!

Laura Ray / April 25, 2014

As spring continues to bloom, our firm is gearing up for a little cleaning – both inside and out. Fortunately, I’ve got the nutrition thing pretty nailed – sprouted grains, chia seeds and green kale smoothies, no HFCS, dyes or processed foods, etc. But when it comes to working out, that’s where I struggle. With two small kiddos, a family and a full-time job to manage, getting to the gym is much too far and between. With Bailey’s post last month providing inspiration, I thought I would take my workout one small step at a time – literally. I have started forgoing the elevator for the staircase. All in all I’m walking roughly 110 steps 1-3 times a day. Evidently, that’s about .17 calories a step, and more importantly, a great workout for my heart.

After all, a little change can go a long way.

Laura Original copyAbout Laura Ray 

Proud mom. Senior Vice President . @DiPSeattle board member. Outdoor & underwater enthusiast. Design junkie. Lover of local food, wine and travel. Believer in all things green.


Laura Ray

Senior Consultant

Laura knows the architecture, engineering and contractor world better than anyone. And her passion for sustainability runs through every Fearey initiative. Her built clients have included Perkins+Will Seattle, Sellen Construction, Studio Meng Strazzara and the Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Prior to joining Fearey, she served as PR Director for Callison Seattle and Senior PR Manager overseeing PR efforts for NBBJ globally. She moved to Seattle 15+ years ago to help open the Frank Gehry-designed Experience Music Project while at another agency. Laura lives in the artsy Fremont neighborhood in Seattle with her husband and two children.

When’s she’s not working, you can find her running, biking, hiking, paddling, skiing or remodeling their mid-century modern bungalow. Laura also served on the Board for Design in Public, an extension of the AIA Seattle.