Mell Lawrence Architects

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 sized 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.”


By: Brian Linder