Designing Innovation

Lawrence Group was founded as an architecture company in 1983 by a trio of young design school graduates of "KU," The University of Kansas at Lawrence, Kansas (and thus the name, Lawrence Group.) Steve Smith, David Ohlemeyer and Paul Doerner established Lawrence Group with the goal of becoming a design-and-construction industry "super-firm." The addition of interior design services headed by Linda Loewenstein in 1984 was their next step towards realizing that goal.

Today, the company has over 160 employees in four offices: Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; New York, New York and its corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.

Lawrence Group Leadership

In addition to our founding partners, Lawrence Group’s leadership team consists of company shareholders with a diverse range of expertise in multiple markets across the U.S.

Lawrence Group Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Founding Principal/CEO

Lawrence Group Paul Doerner

Paul Doerner

Founding Principal

Lawrence Group David Ohlemeyer

David Ohlemeyer

Founding Principal

Lawrence Group Laura Conrad

Laura Conrad

Principal

Lawrence Group Susan Bruker

Susan Bruker

Principal

Lawrence Group Becky Egan

Becky Egan

Principal

Lawrence Group Neal Fister

Neal Fister

Principal

Lawrence Group Thomas Lekometros

Thomas Lekometros

Principal

Lawrence Group Joe Meyer

Joe Meyer

Principal

Lawrence Group Dan Rosenthal

Dan Rosenthal

Principal

Lawrence Group Tim Rowbottom

Tim Rowbottom

Principal

Lawrence Group Mike Schnaare

Mike Schnaare

Principal

Lawrence Group Earl Swisher

Earl Swisher

Principal

Lawrence Group Beth Trueblood

Beth Trueblood

Principal

Lawrence Group Sharon Henderson

Sharon Henderson

Associate Principal

Lawrence Group Ganesh Sathyan

Ganesh Sathyan

Associate Principal

Lawrence Group Bridget Bogan Keitel

Bridget Bogan Keitel

Associate Principal

Lawrence Group Mary Sue Sutton

Mary Sue Sutton

Associate Principal

Lawrence Group Julie Steffens

Julie Steffens

Associate Principal