Embracing the power of ideas, right from the beginning.
In 1983, three University of Kansas design school graduates – Steve Smith, David Ohlemeyer and Paul Doerner – started Lawrence Group with the vision of becoming a design and construction “super firm.”
They named the firm Lawrence Group after Lawrence, Kansas, the home of their alma mater. They envisioned the firm becoming generational in its pursuit of realizing clients’ dreams. Today, the core principle of realizing dreams is a cornerstone of the firm and an inspiration for succeeding generations.