E/L STUDIO Co-Founder Mark Lawrence to Speak at Free Lunch Program on July 22

Washington, DC (July 16, 2013) – The District Architecture Center will continue its series of architectural seminars on Monday, July 22, 2013 with the next installment of its brownbag series “25 Architects in 25 Weeks.” Mark Lawrence, AIA, co-founder of E/L STUDIO will lead the discussion. Mr. Lawrence’s lecture will run from 12:00 noon until 1:00 pm and will take place at the District Architecture Center (421 7th Street NW, Washington, D.C.).

The architecture and design collaboration of Mr. Lawrence, AIA, and his partner, Elizabeth Emerson, E/L STUDIO operates in both Washington, D.C. and New York City. Mr. Lawrence and Ms. Emerson draw from the two diverse locations to influence their work, channeling innovation and flexibility from New York, and civic and public engagement from the capital.

Renowned in the industry for his experience in a breadth of arenas, Mr. Lawrence has completed a range of project types of varying scale, both here in Washington and in Los Angeles, Calif.

A 2000 recipient of the Leonard Kagan Travel and Design Fellowship for his work on mitigating environmental damage threatening the town of Gros Morne, Haiti, Mr. Lawrence has worked with a number of DC-area firms, including KUBE Architecture and RTKL Associates, as well as with Stanley Hallet and Roger Lewis. Mr. Lawrence also collaborated with SGA Companies to develop a new residential community in Southeast Washington.

“Mr. Lawrence’s dedication to designing and creating anticipatory architecture makes his work especially unique and engaging,” said Mary Fitch, Executive Director of AIA|DC. “The District Architecture Center welcomes Mr. Lawrence’s discussion, and we look forward to hearing his thoughts and insights.”

A native of the Washington, D.C. area, Mr. Lawrence is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a Master in Architecture. He received a Bachelors of Architecture degree from the School of Architecture and Planning at the Catholic University of America where he was awarded the Best of Thesis Prize.

Mr. Lawrence’s discussion will be held from 12:00pm to 1:00pm on July 22, 2013 and is free to the public. For more information or to register, visit http://aiadc.com/calendar/event/25-architects-mark-lawrence-aia.

About the District Architecture Center
The District Architecture Center is home to the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Washington Architectural Foundation, two organizations that advocate for architecture and the built environment, educate both professional architects and the public, and inspire design excellence through workshops, tours, exhibits, lectures, and special events.


Event Details:

  • When: 

    Monday, July 22, 2013
    12:00 pm

  • Where: 

    District Architecture Center
    421 7th Street NW
    Washington, District of Columbia

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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