The School of Architecture and Planning is proud to present "How Not What" as part of the 2020 Spring Lecture Series. We welcome Mark Lawrence and Elizabeth Emerson, Partners at EL Studio.


March 4 | 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Koubek Auditorium

Reception to follow in the Miller Exhibition Space


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    Mark Lawrence

    Mark Lawrence is the Principal and Co-Founder at EL Studio. Mark received his Bachelors of Science in Architecture from Catholic University of America and his Masters in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. 

    Mark has worked on a range of project types of varying scale with architecture firms in both Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA, including the US Federal Courthouse in San Diego and the UCLA Broad School Art Center reconstruction and expansion under Richard Meier and Partners. As a board member of the Washington Architecture Foundation, Mark works to expand the education and action of architecture to underserved areas in the Washington region. Mark is a licensed and registered architect in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, and Washington, DC. 

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    Elizabeth Emerson

    Elizabeth Emerson is the Principal and Co-Founder at EL Studio. Elizabeth received her Bachelors in  Architecture from Catholic University of America and her Masters in Advanced Architecture Design from Columbia University GSAPP. 

    Elizabeth's project experience prior to founding EL Studio ranged from multi-tenant residential and hospitality projects to institutional projects including the Syracuse University School of Architecture and the US Embasssies in Rabat, Morocco and Vienna, Austria. Elizabeth is a licensed architect in New York and Washington, DC.