Body Lawson Associates Architects & Planners

Body Lawson Associates Architects & Planners

New York, NY


Body Lawson Associates Innovates with Housing, Urban Design — and Collaboration

By ccsullivan
May 14, '20 2:20 PM EST
Home Street Residences, by Body Lawson Associates
Home Street Residences, by Body Lawson Associates

Body Lawson Associates, an acclaimed architecture, interiors and urban design practice founded in 1993 and operating in the United States and globally, has announced its roles in a number of new building projects.

A noted leader in responsive, collaborative community solutions and an emerging design signature, Body Lawson Associates Architects and Planners (BLA) is helmed by architect Victor Body-Lawson, AIA, recognized for his ability to “empower people in under-resourced communities through their public spaces and buildings."

Also active in historic preservation and interior design, BLA has worked internationally on high-profile projects in multifamily housing, religious and commercial buildings, and recreational and health facilities. Led by Body-Lawson — also an accomplished artist and visiting critic at Yale and Columbia — this certified MBE is behind such works as the 740-unit affordable mixed-use campus, The Peninsula, and the acclaimed Home Street Residences, along with many others.

Among BLA’s newest projects is Marcus Garvey Village, a 19-story housing development with 169 units of affordable housing in a dedicated new building not far from the firm headquarters in Manhattan’s Harlem, in partnership with Fischer + Makooi Architects. On other works, BLA is a sought-after collaborator who has worked with colleagues Renzo Piano Workshop, David Brody Bond, and WXY architecture + urban design.

From his groundbreaking Erobograph Apartments to his new and promising works in the Bronx, Baltimore and Accra, Ghana, Victor Body-Lawson offers an insightful perspective and a laboratory for equitable development in cities. He also brings experience as a real estate developer, a jury member and teacher, and as a proponent of the National Organization of Minority Architects.

For information on Body Lawson Associates and the firm’s people, new projects, and collaborative process innovations, visit the website blarch dot com or the Archinect firm page.