Lawrence Blough

Lawrence Blough is Principal of GRAFTWORKS and Professor with Tenure at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture. In addition to having coordinated Degree Project and most recently the Integrative Design sequence, he teaches advanced seminars on fabrication and the theory of architectural program. He has previously worked in the offices of Peter Eisenman and Antoine Predock and was a Senior Associate at Architecture Theatre, a nonprofit architecture and urbanism research foundation in New Haven, CT. His design work has been published in the New York Times, Green Building & Design, Architects Newspaper, Interior Design, Architectural Record, and Space Magazine among others. In 2013-2014, Lawrence received a $20,000 Pratt Innovation Fund Award as seed money to research and develop building integrated solar thermal façade assemblies. He was also a recipient of a 2010-2011 New York State Council on the Arts Independent Projects Award to design an aerated concrete textile block wall and vault system. His current fabrication and design research has been published in the book Matter: Material Processes in Architectural Production and presented at conferences such as The Expanding Periphery and the Migrating Center at the ACSA 103rd Annual Meeting in Toronto, Façade Tectonics 8 at University of Southern California, Acadia 2010 Life In:formation at the Cooper Union, and Input_Output at Temple University.

Lawrence has worked on a diverse range of building types from schools, research facilities and housing, to art museums and private houses. His projects and collaborations have been exhibited at Temple University, Locust Projects in Miami, CAUE 92 in France, Yale University and Pratt Institute among others, and in 2005 GRAFTWORKS was a finalist in the prestigious P.S.1 / MoMA Young Architects Program. Lawrence received his Bachelor of Architecture from Tulane University in 1988 where he was awarded a commendation with special distinction for outstanding thesis. He received his Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in 1995.