Recent News

November 2016

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital Featured in Healthcare Design Magazine

The November issue of Healthcare Design Magazine features SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in its Financial Matters section. The article talks about how the team, including Lawrence Group Principal Mike Schnaare, helped improve operational efficiency, increase patient satisfaction and save millions of dollars through a collaborative yet thorough planning and design process. Read the full article »

Riza Encarnacion Speaks at Healthcare Design Conference

Project Manager Riza Encarnacion recently spoke at the national Healthcare Design Conference in Houston, Texas. Riza joined Lawrence Group in 2001 and specializes in healthcare. Along with Brent VanConia, president of SSM Health Mid-Missouri Region, and Kent Spreckelmeyer, Hui Cai and Frank Zilm of The University of Kansas Institute for Health + Wellness Design – Riza spoke about a multi-method post-occupancy evaluation on nursing unit design.

October 2016

Lawrence Group Featured in Athletic Business Magazine

In the October issue of Athletic Business Lawrence Group discusses the factors affecting the design of recreation and wellness facilities and how the 80/20 rule that applies to so many facets of business also applies to the design and operation of wellness centers. Read the article in the digital edition of Athletic Business »

Steve Smith Named to St. Louis Magazine’s The Power List

Lawrence Group CEO Steve Smith was recently named to St. Louis Magazine’s The Power List in the “Builders” category. The Power List recognizes individuals inspiring real change in St. Louis. Other categories included “Connectors,” “Thinkers,” “Watchdogs” “Rainmakers,” “Tastemakers, “Curators,” “Rulemakers,” “Patrons” and “Influencers.” See the full list of recognized individuals »

500 Chicon Receives Texas Preservation Award from Preservation Austin

500 Chicon, the headquarters of the Texas Society of Architects, recently won a Preservation Award for Sustainability from Preservation Austin. Lawrence Group completed the renovation of the former oil warehouse building this year. Renovations aimed to make the building a more suitable home for the Texas Society of Architects. Read more about the project and award »

Christina Clagett Becomes Registered Architect

Christina Clagett recently became a registered architect. Christina joined Lawrence Group in 2015 and specializes in historic preservation projects. Christina received her master of architecture from Kansas State University. Currently, she is involved in the renovation of the former Federal Mogul site into City Foundry Saint Louis, the first phase of which is expected to open in 2018.

Stifel World Headquarters Awarded St. Louis IES Awards

Lawrence Group and BriC Partnership were recently awarded two Awards of Merit for Stifel World Headquarters in the categories of Lighting Design and Lighting Controls. The project specifically included the 12th floor executive suite and state-of-the-art boardroom in downtown St. Louis. The electrician on the project was Vision Electric and Systems.

Lawrence Group Sponsors STL Design Week Event

Lawrence Group recently sponsored “Hashtag the City” for St. Louis Design Week to encourage social media users to share what inspires them using #STLinspiresarchitecture. See the collection of photographs »

Lawrence Group Participates in Foundation Fighting Blindness 2016 VisionWalk

Employees of Lawrence Group recently walked in the 10th Annual St. Louis VisionWalk showing support for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Since its inception in the spring of 2006, walks across the nation have raised over $40 million to fund sight-saving research. Read more about the organization »

September 2016

Lawrence Group Ranks on Largest Interior Design and Architecture Firm Lists

Lawrence Group is honored to again make the Largest Interior Design Firms and Largest Architecture Firms lists, which are each published annually in the St. Louis Business Journal. The rankings are determined by the number of licensed architects or interior designers at each listed firm.

Susan Bruker and Galen Vassar to Speak at LeadingAge Missouri Conference in September

Lawrence Group’s Susan Bruker and Galen Vassar will co-present at the upcoming LeadingAge Missouri Conference. LeadingAge Missouri is an organization dedicated to the continued improvement of long-term healthcare, housing, and services for older adults. The annual conference will meet at the Historic Chase Park Plaza Hotel on September 12-14, 2016. Read More About The Conference »

Lawrence Group Unveils Name for New Hotel

Lawrence Group has undertaken the renovation of the historical Missouri Theater building, found at 634 N Grand Blvd. The site will be repurposed to provide office, dining, and hotel space. Lawrence Group recently revealed that the new hotel will be called Hotel Angad. Hotel Angad will embody the spirit and vision of Angad Paul. It will be a destination for those who seek experiences that challenge the norm, the expected and the ordinary. Read More »

August 2016

Lawrence Group Receives SMPS Marketing Excellence Award

Lawrence Group received a Marketing Excellence Award from the St. Louis Chapter of Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) recognizing success in social media. SMPS represents marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms. The SMPS St. Louis awards are determined every two years, highlighting exemplary work in the St. Louis area. See the winners.

Monica Connors Joins Lawrence Group

Monica Connors recently joined Lawrence Group as director of client development at our St. Louis headquarters. Connors attained a bachelor of science in business administration at Marquette University. She brings several years of business development experience to Lawrence Group. Welcome to the Lawrence Group team, Monica!

Renovation of Texas Society of Architects Headquarters Recently Completed

Renovations on the Texas Society of Architects have just been completed. Lawrence Group’s Earl Swisher, AIA served as the lead architect and Karen Renick served as CA Phase Manager on the project. Called the “Building Envelope Improvement Project,” goals included making the building livable from an environmental standpoint, improving acoustics and, above all, respecting the design of the nearly 100-year-old structure.

Campus Improvements Underway at East Central College

Lawrence Group is completing several campus improvement projects at East Central College including the renovation of Hansen Hall. The improvements will include classroom renovations and upgrades, as well as improvements to the theatre and lift replacement.