Lawrence Adams, AIA, joined ForrestPerkins as VP. Adams has managed and directed the design of large-scale development projects at major architectural and planning firms over the last 35 years. He also served as adjunct faculty at New York University for nine years teaching graduate level courses on Hotel Design and Development.
Among others, Adams collaborated with I.M. Pei for the New York Four Seasons Hotel; partnered with the Rockwell Group to design the Chambers Hotel; and designed the RIGHA Royal Hotel, which is now called The London.
Adams lived in New York City for 23 years, where he worked at his own firm as well as others, before being recruited to be VP and director of design at Perez, APC in New Orleans, Louisiana. He most recently worked at Mathes Brierre Architects, where he was SVP for eight years.
Adams co-authored Hotel Design, Planning and Development with Richard Penner and Stephani Robson. This book is due to be published this fall by Routledge in the UK and W.W. Norton in the US. It follows the original 422-page edition of Hotel Design, Planning and Development that Adams co-authored with Walter Rutes and Richard Penner, and which was published in 2001 by Architectural Press. Both tomes were written for architects, designers, developers and hotel executives as comprehensive and professional guides for hotel and resort design and development.