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who we are

LGA is a highly experienced team of architects, construction experts, innovative thinkers, and project developers. We have evolved from a traditional architectural office into a consulting firm, providing integrated project solutions.

the numbers

9

years top US design firm

billion dollars construction value

13

17

hundred projects completed

38

years of experience

170

thousand gold LEED sq ft.

Solutions

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Sustainable Development

​Identifying the major value drivers and risks and providing the development team with the tools to make informed decisions that support strategic objectives. 

Employ analytics and data science to inform decisions that support strategic objectives-Development Proformas/Economic Modeling/Financial Analysis.

Every financing is unique to the asset and dependent on a multitude of market and property fundamentals requiring a sophisticated and strategic approach to arranging the capital stack. We coordinate the full range of financing from sourcing, loan underwriting, capital structure optimization, opinion of value, preparation of offering memorandums marketing, and closing.

 

LGA possesses expertise across the entire capital stack and relationships with capital sources that ensure the best terms and cost of capital.  We strategically guide Clients through the capital markets to identify and secure the most advantageous financing possible for their project.

Innovative design is a culture of collaboration that encourages new ideas by challenging everyday norms- resulting in unique perspectives about how buildings are designed and function.  The innovative design begins with creative thinkers that develop new and timeless solutions. Innovative design informs our sense of what can be and should be done.  It exposes the intrinsic power of technology.  It reminds us of the profound nature of invention and discovery, and ultimately makes life more engaging and enriching for those that experience and inhabit our buildings.

LGA projects demonstrate a creative way of thinking outside the box and problem solving while responding to real market demands.  Our projects transform ideas into innovative uplifting spaces, and produce experiences that resonate with the user and surrounding community.  Our projects are spaces and environments that inspire people, enhance the quality of life, are environmentally responsible, and deliver exceptional value.

Sustainable design seeks to reduce negative impacts on the environment and the health and comfort of building occupants, thereby improving building performance.   LGA has been committed to energy-efficient and environmentally responsible architecture since our founding in 1983.  Our contributions to sustainable development are many, from whole-building design to environmentally sensitive project development. 

Our broad experience in sustainable development has given LGA the knowledge and expertise to deliver projects with exceptional  performance.  We focus on producing healthy and productive spaces, energy-efficient facilities that are cost effective to build, maintain and operate; and projects that respond to local, regional and global environmental priorities.  Our green building design initiatives focus on natural light, energy performance, water conservation, operational efficiency, and life cycle optimization.

Financial Modeling

Solutions

Innovative Design
Capitalization Strategies

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services we provide

Our consultancy services are built on a foundation of critical thinking, collaborative analysis, and intelligent problem-solving.

Clients access our expertise through a broad range of services that can be provided individually or fully integrated.

Sustainable design seeks to reduce negative impacts on the environment and the health and comfort of building occupants, thereby improving building performance.   LGA has been committed to energy-efficient and environmentally responsible architecture since our founding in 1983.  Our contributions to sustainable development are many, from whole-building design to environmentally sensitive project development. 

Our broad experience in sustainable development has given LGA the knowledge and expertise to deliver projects with exceptional  performance.  We focus on producing healthy and productive spaces, energy-efficient facilities that are cost effective to build, maintain and operate; and projects that respond to local, regional and global environmental priorities.  Our green building design initiatives focus on natural light, energy performance, water conservation, operational efficiency, and life cycle optimization.

Innovative design is a culture of collaboration that encourages new ideas by challenging everyday norms- resulting in unique perspectives about how buildings are designed and function.  The innovative design begins with creative thinkers that develop new and timeless solutions. Innovative design informs our sense of what can be and should be done.  It exposes the intrinsic power of technology.  It reminds us of the profound nature of invention and discovery, and ultimately makes life more engaging and enriching for those that experience and inhabit our buildings.

LGA projects demonstrate a creative way of thinking outside the box and problem solving while responding to real market demands.  Our projects transform ideas into innovative uplifting spaces, and produce experiences that resonate with the user and surrounding community.  Our projects are spaces and environments that inspire people, enhance the quality of life, are environmentally responsible, and deliver exceptional value.

Every financing is unique to the asset and dependent on a multitude of market and property fundamentals requiring a sophisticated and strategic approach to arranging the capital stack. We coordinate the full range of financing from sourcing, loan underwriting, capital structure optimization, opinion of value, preparation of offering memorandums marketing and closing.
LGA possesses expertise across the entire capital stack and relationships with capital sources that ensure the best terms and cost of capital. 


We strategically guide Clients through the capital markets to identify and secure the most advantageous financing possible for their project.

​Identifying the major value drivers and risks and providing the development team with the tools to make informed decisions that support strategic objectives. 

Employ analytics and data science to inform decisions that support strategic objectives-Development Proformas/Economic Modeling/Financial Analysis.

Mission

our mission

To create environments that inspire the community they serve, promote sustainability, and achieve our Client's development vision and goals.

We design

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we build

relationships.

Principal

Don Lawson formed Lawson Group Architects in 1983.  Since inception LGA has completed nearly 1700 projects with a construction value exceeding 13 billion dollars.  These projects include senior housing projects, medical facilities, multi-family developments, residential communities, university/institutional facilities, research and development centers, corporate offices, mixed-use developments, and high-rise residential projects. For the past 8 years, LGA has been recognized by Architectural Record as one of the Top Design Firms in the United States. In 1985 Mr. Lawson formed Medallion Holdings, a real estate development and management company. Medallion Holdings has developed, owned, and managed residential, office, retail, commercial, multi-family properties, and senior housing communities.  Mr. Lawson has extensive experience in complex real estate development and transactions, project design and construction, project capitalization strategies, and property management. He regularly consults on-site analysis and acquisition, real estate development, capital structuring, and financial performance of real estate assets

Don Lawson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Vice President | Design, Planning and Construction

Fernando Ramirez has more than 20? years of diversified experience in every phase of design and construction.  Mr. Ramirez is responsible for coordination of all aspects of the AE Team, including concept, site utilization, design, construction related activities, and occupancy.  He is a recognized expert in all phases of architecture and construction, and regularly consults on design and construction related issues.   Having experience on projects with a construction value exceeding $750 million dollars, Mr. Ramirez’s insight into project development allows him to implement strategic initiatives to maximize the architectural character and development potential of a project.  Mr. Ramirez directs in-house and third party teams, and is responsible for oversight of construction activity.    Clients rely upon him as an invaluable resource in the design and development of their projects

Fernando Ramirez, Jr., AIA, NCARB

Vice President- Architecture

Frances Rodriguez brings a significant design and construction background to our Team and she has extensive experience in project development.  Mrs. Rodriquez provides a strategic vision for all phases of the architectural process and oversight to feasibility planning, site utilization, and project creation. Having experience on projects with a construction value exceeding $450 million dollars Mrs. Rodriguez provides a highly analytical and objective perspective to architecture, delving deep into the quantitative attributes that define architectural opportunities.  In addition to her design responsibilities Frances directs in-house and third party teams, and is responsible for monitoring project construction activity.  Frances brings over 24 years of experience managing a broad spectrum of project types including senior housing, healthcare, medical facilities, multi-use projects, and office buildings

Frances Rodriguez Ortiz, R.A., AIA, NCARB

Senior Project Manager

Scott Wilk has more than 30 years of diversified experience in the architectural execution of a broad spectrum of significant projects and is responsible for scope definition, resource allocation, schedules, project controls, permitting, project administration, and construction.  He also has a thorough knowledge of building codes, accessibility guidelines, accepted industry practices, and governmental compliance.  He has developed rigorous procedures and systems for quality assurance and adherence to architectural standards.  Mr. Wilk directs in-house and third party teams, and is responsible for construction oversight. With experience on projects having a construction value exceeding $550 million dollars Mr. Wilk monitors the progress of projects and oversees external consultants during the design and construction phase of developments.

Scott Wilk

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