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Lawrence Group and KWK Architects Forge New Partnership

by Rebecca DeZeeuw

Two Renowned Firms Merge to Create Singular Powerhouse in the Higher Education Market

[ST. LOUIS, MO, MARCH 21, 2023] – St. Louis-based architecture firms Lawrence Group and KWK Architects proudly announce the merger of the two firms.

KWK, a nationally recognized higher education expert, will merge with Lawrence Group to create a singular powerhouse in the higher education market, with more than 140 combined employees to serve colleges and universities nationwide. In addition, because Lawrence Group provides services complementary to KWK – including landscape architecture, furniture procurement, and more – clients will enjoy access to an expanded suite of services.

Lawrence Group’s Principal & Chief Operating Officer, Tim Rowbottom, shares, “We are very excited to have KWK join Lawrence Group. Our cultural alignment and coupled proficiency will be of tremendous benefit for our clients, giving us the ability to provide them with even greater expertise in the higher education market.”

As part of the merger, KWK Architects will relocate to Lawrence Group’s headquarters in downtown St. Louis. KWK will retain its brand identity as well as all its current employees.

“Merging with Lawrence Group creates a pathway for intentional growth, collectively allowing us to continue to provide our clients with a high level of service. At the same time, it allows us to develop future thought leaders in the higher education space,” says Paul Wuennenberg, Principal at KWK.

2023 is a milestone year for both firms, with Lawrence Group celebrating its 40th anniversary, and KWK Architects celebrating its 10th.

“A great deal of thought and consideration by the leaders of both companies resulted in the realization that these two firms are an excellent fit,” said KWK Principal Eric Neuner, “This transition makes perfect sense as the next step in our evolution.”

About Lawrence Group

Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, Lawrence Group is a building design and project delivery firm with professional staff in Texas, Florida, and New York. Across their national network of operations, the firm’s expertise includes architecture, interior design, master planning, landscape architecture, furniture procurement and graphic design.

Markets served include Adaptive Re-Use, Healthcare, Higher Education, Hospitality, K-12, Media & Communications, Multi-Family Housing, Municipal, Recreation & Wellness, Residential, Restaurants, Retail, Senior Living and Workplace. Services offered are Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Master Planning, Furniture Procurement and Graphic Design.

To learn more about this powerful alignment of experience and expertise, and how Lawrence Group Helps Our Clients Realize Their Dreams, please visit www.thelawrencegroup.com or contact Enterprise Director of Marketing Rommel Medrano at rommel.medrano@thelawrencegroup.com.

About KWK Architects

Founded in 2013, St. Louis-based KWK Architects partners with colleges and universities across the United States to create innovative and inspiring places that enhance campus life. Areas of expertise include student housing, dining, and academic and science/technology spaces. KWK Architects has completed more than $1.5 billion in construction-valued projects on more than 30 higher education campuses nationwide since its founding. For more information about KWK Architects, visit www.kwkarchitects.com or contact the Director of Marketing Cindy Hausler at cindyh@kwkarchitects.com.