New York City

Lawrence Group's New York location was the first network office founded in 1996 by Thomas C. Lekometros, AIA. The New York office focuses on providing exemplary design solutions and comprehensive professional services. It currently operates as part of Lawrence Group’s national network, which includes partner offices in Austin, TX; Charlotte, NC; and St. Louis, MO. With over 160 staff in our 5 offices, we are able to leverage both physical and intellectual resources to provide our clients with tailored architectural services to meet their specific needs. This “network” concept also allows the New York office to work with the aggressive efficiency and client responsiveness of a small office, but with the depth and resources of a large firm.

With over 17 years since its founding, the projects designed by the New York office are diverse and targeted primarily to achieve each client’s unique goals. In particular, this office delivers project leadership in broadcast and media, commercial, corporate interior, higher education, hospitality, and private residential work.

Lawrence Group New York takes great pride in our successful history of positive partnering relationships with our clients locally, regionally, and nationally -- relationships built upon hard work and mutual trust. We believe in exceeding expectations and providing enthusiastic service for our clients to help them realize their dreams.


Lawrence Group New York has received numerous awards and has been published extensively, including:


  • Design Merit Award, AIA Austin Chapter – Belo Center for New Media, UT Austin
  • Design Excellence in Architecture Award, AIA Long Island Chapter – Ross Institute Mildred Brown Senior Thesis Building
  • Honorable Mention “Retail Retrofit” Infill Philadelphia Design Competition
  • ABC Excellence in Construction – Capstar at Compass Plaza, Austin TX

Book Publications

  • 1000x Architecture of the Americas – Momentum Worldwide Headquarters
  • Atlas of Office Interiors – Momentum Worldwide Headquarters
  • Color in Architecture – Momentum Worldwide Headquarters

Magazine Publications

  • Broadcast Engineering (cover story) – Manhattan Center Studios
  • Interior Design Magazine “Keep Moving On” – Momentum Worldwide Headquarters
  • GQ “Kitchen Confidential” – Tyler Florence Residence
  • Cargo “How to Build the Perfect Kitchen” – Tyler Florence Residence
  • Food + Wine “Tyler Takes on Chinatown” – Tyler Florence Residence
  • House and Garden “Hamptons Heritage” – Donna Karan Residence
  • In Style “Donna Karan” – Donna Karan Residence
  • Radio Ink “On the Fast Track” – KTTB Minneapolis
  • Architectural Record “Product Reports” – Jury Member, Thomas C. Lekometros

On The Boards

The Lawrence Group is currently working on the design of brick and mortar stores for Warby Parker nationally. Recently opened locations include Hayes Valley in San Francisco, Magazine Street in New Orleans, and Winwood Arts District in Miami.

Other current work includes:

  • Equinox Fitness Club designs for midtown and lower Manhattan
  • Renovation of the Grace Hotel in midtown Manhattan
  • Renovation and expansion of the Stagecoach Inn in Salado, Texas
  • Advanced Media offices design in Chelsea Market, Manhattan
  • NewsMax broadcast studios and operation centers design in midtown Manhattan and Boca Raton, Florida
  • University of Texas at Austin College of Media design in Austin, TX
  • Private residence designs in New York City and Colts Neck, New Jersey

Design Projects

  • Alibagh Beach Residence
  • Duke University Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Matsunosuke Bakery, New York
  • 25th Street Residence, Richmond
  • New Yorker Hotel, New York
  • 32nd Street Townhouse, New York