Thornbury Development, mixed-used, 17,000 ft2

Who We Are

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Who We Are

S.J.Lawrence Architect Incorporated is an award-winning architectural design practice offering complete architectural services with an emphasis on design integrity, quality service and client satisfaction. Since our founding in 1993 by Principal Architect Shawn Lawrence, we’ve been involved in the design, production, and construction of over 1,000 projects ranging from small renovations to multi-storey buildings for diverse private and government clients. Our steady growth has been driven by our reputation for thoughtful, enduring design and exceptional service, with new clients coming to us almost exclusively through recommendations from previous projects.

Our Approach

We believe that effective design starts with strong relationships — with our clients, with our network of collaborating professionals and with each other. Our commitment to people-focused design is reinforced by the synergism, intuition and mutual respect that comes from our long history of working together.

Our diverse portfolio reflects our flexible, client-centred philosophy. We approach each project individually and with fresh eyes, without a specific architectural template or typology to get in the way of a truly collaborative, responsive design process. This means really listening to our clients to get a deep understanding of their needs, vision, and context as we strive to create engaging spaces that are a perfect balance of thoughtful and functioning.

High-Rise Condominium, the Rhombus of 172,500 ft2

Working With Us

With a diverse portfolio and 30+ years of experience, we offer a complete range of architectural services catering to a variety of clients. In addition to using traditional project production techniques, we strive to stay at the leading edge of professional technology. By combining these techniques with a broad range of experience and extensive architectural and building knowledge, we’re able to offer our clients a full range of architectural services for diverse building types:

  • Site analysis
  • Site plan control and coordination
  • Programming
  • Schematic design
  • Design development
  • Construction documents and administration
  • Construction management and field review
  • By-law and code reviews
  • Specifications and material research
  • Engineering coordination and project management
  • Approvals from authorities having jurisdiction
  • Construction budgeting
  • Technical building audits
  • Advanced 3D modelling
  • Interior design and fit-up
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Meet Our Team
of Experts

The S.J.Lawrence Architect Incorporated team is two generations of architects (we’re working on the third). Our close bond allows us to push, support and learn from one another as we collaborate in unique ways.

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