Meet the Team
Lawrence first joined the Practice in 2000 shortly after completing his first honours degree at Queens University in Belfast and prior to finishing his studies at John Moore’s University in Liverpool. In 2007 he became an associate with a particular interest in advancing the quality and level of design at the practice. As an outstanding project leader his role on developments is to work with all the ‘team’ to ensure a very high standard of design is provided integrating architectural, environmental, structural and financial requirements.
Lawrence became a Director in 2016 and continues to grow a diverse portfolio of clients across the region.He brings an architectural passion, drive and desire to provide first-class developments tailored to the context of the site and the client’s vision.
Lawrence has substantial educational experience at delivering modern, exciting facilities that drive forward advancement in educational teaching and is very keen to see good quality architecture help influence and accommodate the modern and changing needs of society. His experience covers a broad spectrum of sectors including educational, commercial, residential, conservation and industrial.
Recent examples of his work include the design for Preston’s new Porsche car showroom, Troutbeck Crescent social housing for Blackpool Council, The Lotus special needs school in Blackpool and work for Manchester Metropolitan University.
Lawrence was instrumental in Cassidy + Ashton winning a prestigious RIBA National Award for the work on Preston Bus Station and has helped secure many other awards including Civic Trust awards and RTPI awards.