Robin Lawrence-Garrett, Partner/Owner

Designer, Sales & Publishing Director

Robin entered the residential design business over 25 years ago working for her father’s business W.A. Lawrence Drafting Services in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As the family business grew so did Robin’s responsibilities. The firm, W.A. Lawrence, Inc., was located in Fort Myers, FL and was a family run full service design firm named after her widely recognized father and through her and her father's direction grew into a national leader in classical and traditional residential design.

The firms’ work was published in such nationally recognized magazines and newspapers as the New York Times, Southern Living, Gulfshore Life, Florida Floor Plans, Concrete Homes, HomePlanners and has been featured an unprecedented five times in Better Homes and Gardens. In addition, the firm won several regional and national design competitions and is featured in several high-profile neo-traditional/new urbanism communities. The firm participated in several new urban design charrettes and was part of the design team for new towns in Florida, Texas, Mississippi, Connecticut, and in Southern Spain.

Robin has been dedicated to classical and traditional architectural education and served as the American Institute of Building Design’s (AIBD) Program Coordinator for the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s (ICAA) educational programs from 2000 to 2007. Her affiliation with these programs has allowed her to play a valuable part in helping to enhance the standards for classical and traditional style architecture. Robin is also very active in the home plan publishing industry serving as past Secretary of the Home Plan and Marketing Association (HPMA).

Robin states of her firm: “Our goal is not only to provide a functional built-environment, but by applying the timeless design principles of antiquity, allow a person to experience the unity, harmony and beauty that comes with a well designed classical or traditional building.”