Lawrence Group Announces 2024 Staff Promotions

by Lawrence Group

Lawrence Group proudly announces the following 2024 employee promotions:


John Iffrig, PLA, ASLA

As the leader of Lawrence Group’s landscape architecture practice, John Iffrig thrives when creating a landscape plan that exceeds his clients’ imaginations. With more than 15 years of experience, John has worked on everything from on large corporate campuses to intimate community gardens. Recent highlights include the Boys and Girls Club of the Heartland in Poplar Bluff and the Ronald McDonald Grove House in St. Louis.


Rene Cook

A member of Lawrence Group’s Healthcare team since 2021, Rene is a leading voice in some of the firm’s most complex and impactful projects. Rene is currently involved in the Health First Meritt Island Replacement Hospital and the new Washington University School of Medicine Ambulatory Cancer Center.

Elizabeth Miller

Elizabeth leads Lawrence Group’s procurement team, spearheading the procurement and installation of furniture items in close coordination with her clients. She has worked on projects in multiple markets, including hospitality, education, senior living, corporate, and multi-family. Some of her most notable recent projects include the Downtown St. Louis Embassy Suites and the new St. Louis City Ronald McDonald House.


Jess DeAngelo

Jess joined Lawrence Group in 2023 as part of the firm’s acquisition of KWK Architects. As a leading student housing designer, Jess has been involved in projects at universities across the country. Some of her most recent highlights include residence halls at Fayetteville State University, East Carolina University, and UNC Chapel Hill.

Kiera Ferguson

Kiera joined Lawrence Group in 2022 as an interior designer, applying her diverse expertise to a wide range of markets such as workplace, hospitality, and senior living. Her recent experience includes designing the new St. Louis Airport Hampton Inn, as well as contributing to the refresh of the Mansion House apartments in downtown St. Louis.

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Mollie Ottsen

Mollie joined Lawrence Group in 2022 as an interior designer, applying her client-centric approach to workplace, hospitality, and retail projects. Among her recent experience is the new Panera St. Louis Corporate Headquarters, the State Bar of Texas Education and Events Center, and the Town and Country Metro MedSpa.