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MOHAMMED LAWAL

Lawal Scott Erickson Architects (LSE Architects)
African American AIA Fellow

SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC  Exhibitor
Minnesota Based Designer 

Bio:

Mohammed remains focused on developing a successful practice for change, with a deeper approach to listening, while continuing to mentor and diversify the profession.

MOHAMMED LAWAL

Bio:

Mohammed Lawal, FAIA has built a distinctive practice that brings award-winning architecture to communities large and small — expanding the impact of the profession. Throughout his career, he has been a design leader at major Minnesota firms, working locally and nationally. Ten years ago, he co-founded Lawal Scott Erickson Architects—the largest Black-owned architecture firm in Minnesota. He has made a remarkable impact in such a short time to raise the profession’s tangible diversity and relevance for new audiences. Moving forward, Mohammed remains focused on developing a successful practice for change, with a deeper approach to listening, while continuing to mentor and diversify the profession.

Object:

Object Two - Practice Management, or Practice Technical Advancement

Year of Elevation: 

2021

Featured Project Name: 

Webber Park Library

Featured Project Location: 

Minneapolis, MN

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2017

Role in Featured Project: 

Principal Architect

Featured Project Description:

The building features an open floor plan for greater flexibility as well as large entryway canopies to better protect you from the elements. The interiors, inspired by nature, create a flexible, lasting and contemporary environment that supports the needs of a 21st century library. The design of the Webber Park Library closed a gap for people, providing a long-awaited, sorely-needed community gathering place in an information desert that connects people to new ideas and to each other.

Photography Credit:

LSE Architects