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 our client’s dreams. Today, the core principle of realizing dreams is a cornerstone of the firm and an inspiration for succeeding generations of the firm.

Driven by Core Values

Legendary Customer Service

We strive to be proactive, responsive and flexible – to do what we say we will do. We want to exceed our clients’ expectations. This is, after all, your project. We are part of the team helping you realize your dreams.

Inspiring Individual Growth and Creativity

We promote individual initiative, personal growth and creative excellence, and are committed to maintaining an inclusive and diverse environment. We each bring unique strengths and backgrounds that are respected and supported.

Growing Great Relationships in All Directions

Much of our growth has resulted from the loyalty we give and receive. We have many relationships with clients as well as vendors and consultants that are more than 25 years old. We want to continue to build on our existing relationships and grow new relationships through loyalty, trust and mutual success.

Having Fun and Celebrating Mutual Success

We believe that working with us should be as enjoyable as possible as you experience this exciting adventure. We think it should be fun. We enjoy what we do, and we celebrate our team and individual successes.

The Business of the Built Environment

We will constantly innovate and seek new systems and methods for delivering the built environment in the most efficient, effective and productive ways. We seek to be an industry leader in new technologies and services that will benefit our clients and enhance their opportunity for success.

Meet the firm’s leaders.

Susan Bruker


Bridget Bogan

Associate Principal

Todd Bundren

Associate Principal

Laura Conrad


Alex Duenwald

Director of Graphic Design

Becky Egan


Riza Encarnacion

Associate Principal

Jill Engel

Director of Real Estate Operations

Angie Eslinger

Housing Leader

Neal Fister


Greg Fix

Senior Director of Client Development

Mike Flynn

Education Leader

Sharon Henderson

Associate Principal

John Iffrig

Landscape Architecture Leader

Luma Jaffar

Managing Principal, Austin

Bob Korte

Healthcare Leader

Tom Lekometros

Principal, New York

Matt Lundgren

Associate Principal

Mike Marcinkiewicz

Healthcare Leader

Joe Meyer


Lisa Moehle

Senior Director of Client Development

Lisa Morrison

Associate Principal

Wendi Pence

Director of Talent Development

Drew Raasch

Director of Preconstruction Services

Todd Rogan

Director of Development Services

Tim Rowbottom


Pete Sebelski

Director of Operations

Ganesh Sathyan

Associate Principal

Mike Schnaare


Amanda Skibinski

Retail Leader

Steve Smith


Julie Steffens


Mary Sue Sutton

Associate Principal

Greg Trost

Associate Principal

Galen Vassar

Associate Principal

Michelle Yates

Director of Marketing

Scott Zola

Director of Construction Services

Lawrence Group uses the power of people with great ideas to bring our clients’ dreams to life.