Lawrence Lam (b. 1956) has been a licensed architect since 1986, and has owned and operated his own firm, Lam Architecture, LLC, since 2009. Early in his career he focused on commercial architecture, becoming familiar with the many building types in that category, gaining a special expertise in the design of auto dealerships, both new and renovation/alteration.
Between his earliest projects (which were primarily warehouse and office) and Auto Dealerships, Larry held design leadership roles in Airport, Medical, Medical Process, Wall Street Trading Floor, Large Mixed Use Commercial / Office, and K-12 Educational projects. In the production of these large projects, Larry had become known and trusted by corporate names such as Autobuilders (FLA.), CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Lehrer McGovern Bovis, Merck, McKesson, Prudential Securities, State University of New York, and many others. Geographically, Larry’s work has always centered around the tri-state metropolitan area, although one project was across the street from the Louisiana Superdome.
As a renter, homeowner and occasional landlord since 1983, Larry has had to become well-versed with “the other side”: all the repairs, maintenance, and needed renovation issues that accompany home ownership.
Today, Lam Architecture continues to service commercial projects, usually those which face particular and unusual challenges and situations.
A graduate of Columbia College, NYC (A.B.), and Yale School of Architecture (M.Arch), Larry occasionally mentors young architecture graduates as they begin to navigate their careers.
Larry and his wife, Natalie, have a son (Jonathan, b. 1988) and daughter (Erin b. 1992). Jonathan lives with autism, and Larry and Natalie are very active in advocating for him, and helping other parents and service providers create new programs for the exploding autism population in NJ.