Lawrence, Charles A. Jr.
Born July 22, 1914, Charles A. Lawrence Jr. grew up in Seattle and received his Bachelorís degree in Architecture from the University of Washington in 1938. He continued his education in Boston, with a Masterís degree from MIT. Before returning to Seattle, Lawrence gained valuable experience working as a draftsman for the National Park Service. He then worked for a variety of architectural firms including B. Sumner Grozen in New Jersey, Loveless & Frey, and McClelland & Jones in Seattle.
In 1951, Lawrence formed a lasting partnership with fellow architect George W. Hazen. Their own office building at 8626 Roosevelt Way in Seattle won an AIA National Merit Award in 1953. The firm, which focused primarily on residential design, was published in a variety of architectural magazines including Popular Home, Architectural Record and Better Homes & Gardens - Home Building Ideas. Known projects include the John Irwin House (1940); the W.H. Connon Jr. House (1940); the Patricelli House (1947); the Floyd Flint House (1949); and the Susan Anne Apartments (1955) óall located in Seattle. Other notable projects include the Dr. Anderson Medical Clinic (1959); Crown Lutheran Church (1962); and Bellevue First Baptist Church (1960).
The partnership lasted for over thirty years until Lawrence retired in 1988. Information about the later career of Charles Lawrence and his partnership is unknown at this time. If you would like to provide additional information, please contact Docomomo WEWA.
- Michael C. Houser