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Lawrence K. Cheng, AIA LEED AP


When he joined Bruner/Cott in 1999, Lawrence already had nearly two decades of international experience building upon his education at MIT and Italy’s International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design. As a principal with 17 years now at the firm, he 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.

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 in [year(s)].

Here in Cambridge, Lawrence is a long way from Hong Kong, where he was born and raised, but 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.

Outside of work and community service, Lawrence enjoys traveling and exploring with his family. He appreciates art and in his spare time likes to create small watercolor sketches. He is also a soccer fan and an avid reader.