Lawrence K. Cheng, AIA LEED AP
Lawrence translates his passion for socially and environmentally responsible architecture into innovative projects that are sustainable, build human capacity and connection, and promote the wellbeing of both the community and the planet. Lawrence joined Bruner/Cott in 1999 with nearly two decades of international experience building upon his education at MIT and Italy’s International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design.
With multiple LEED Gold and award-winning projects, Lawrence’s experience and expertise offer valuable lessons for both practitioners and students of architecture. He has lectured at MIT, Harvard Extension School, the Museum School, and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and presented at numerous conferences, including the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Conference. He is an active member in the Urban Land Institute.
Lawrence was born and raised in Hong Kong, and his passion for community engagement has kept him active in Boston’s Chinatown community for over 35 years. He is a founding member of the Asian Community Development Corporation, has served in leadership positions for three community master plans, and is currently a board member of the Chinatown Community Land Trust.
Recent Key Projects:
- Portland Foreside Redevelopment
- 288 Harrison Ave
- 808 Memorial Drive
- Harvard University, Richard A. & Susan F. Smith Campus Center
- Boston University, School of Law
- Waltham Watch Factory
- Providence Foundry
- ARCHITECT, The Watch Factory
- Architectural Record, Sert Re-Asserted: A Renovation and Expansion of a Midcentury Academic Tower Restores a Master’s Legacy
- Architectural Record, Richard A. & Susan F. Smith Campus Center, Harvard University
- Boston Globe, In Adventurous Building, Harvard Gets a ‘Front Door’ Open to the Public
- Sampan, Chinatown to add more than 500 units of Affordable Housing