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Mell Lawrence Architects

Mell Lawrence Architects
How do you move through the spaces that frame your days? This is one of the first questions we explore in pursuit of an architectural aesthetic that supports our clients’ lifestyle and rhythm. Buildings need to work amazingly well. Ours do. They reflect a deep sense of place and life pattern. This is achieved by working hand-in-hand with our clients to design the space for the rituals and the physicality of each new structure’s use. The talented men and women in our firm have a passion for merging the realities of everyday life with the architectural principles of light, art, and sustainability. We love the challenge of blending indoor and outdoor spaces with seamless transitions that acknowledge surrounding landscape elements. For us, nature’s organized spontaneity is a valuable inspiration. We are proud that our work continues to be recognized for an ability to merge the comforting sensibilities of the past with contemporary simplicity. We enjoy making the most of the warmth and texture of natural, elemental materials that have been intuitively designed with clean lines, thoughtful details, and elements of surprise. Our award-winning firm sprang to life in July of 1991, specializing in residential and small commercial designs across the country. From new homes and residential additions, to restaurants, retail, office, and public environments, our modest 7-person firm has received over 20 national, state, and local design awards. In addition, our work has been published extensively in over 50 books and magazines, including: Metropolitan Home, Western Interiors, Architectural Record, Renovate, Texas Architect, & Tribeza, among others. Accordingly, in 2001 we received the distinction of ‘Firm of the Year’ from the Austin AIA for producing consistently excellent and unique work. It was for this reason that the American Institute of Architects honored Mell Lawrence with one of its highest honors, induction to the AIA College of Fellows, in 2006. A retrospective of our work recently appeared at the University of Texas at Austin’s Mebane Gallery, entitled “Seeking the Extraordinary Within the Ordinary.”
Services Provided

Architecture, New Construction, Renovation, and Interior Design.

Areas Served

We design locally and nationally. We have collaborated with architects and clients in Austin, Bernie, Bryan, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Dripping Springs, Houston, Junction, San Antonio, and Wimberley, TX / Napa, Palo Alto, CA / Aspen, CO / Philadelphia, PA / The Hamptons, NY / North Kohala, HI


2014- Selected, Annual AIA Austin Homes Tour: Hollowcat Wild 2013- Design Award, American Institute of Architects: Cotillion Pavilion 2012- Design Award, Texas Society of Architects: Cotillion Pavilion Check out for our full list of awards!

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