Lawrence Adams, AIA, Principal of Perkins Eastman and its luxury hospitality design affiliate ForrestPerkins, is a global authority on hotel and resort design.
Mr. Adams co-authored Hotel Design, Planning and Development with Richard Penner and Stephani Robson. It followed the original 422-page edition of Hotel Design, Planning and Development, often referred to as the bible of hotel design, which Mr. Adams co-authored with Walter Rutes and Richard Penner, and which was published in 2001. Both tomes were written for architects, designers, developers and hotel executives as comprehensive and professional guides for hotel and resort design and development.
Mr. Adams served as adjunct faculty at New York University for nine years teaching Master's Degree courses on Hotel Design and Development.
Mr. Adams has managed and directed the design of large-scale development projects at major architectural and planning firms for the past 40 years. Among his large-scale mixed-use projects are Yerba Buena Master Plan in San Francisco, CA, Hunters Point in Queens, NY, and Federal City in New Orleans, LA. His most significant hospitality design projects include the New York Four Seasons Hotel, the Chambers Hotel in New York, and The London NYC, Manhattan's first all-suite hotel.
Mr. Adams also directed the architectural design for the addition and rebranding of the Westin Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort Hotel. Most recently, he directed the design of the adaptive reuse of an iconic mid-century high-rise for the 326-room Westin Dallas Downtown Hotel, which opened in 2015.
Mr. Adams' significant non-hospitality projects include the Czech Mission to the United Nations in New York, Poydras Home Senior Living Community in New Orleans, and the National Headquarters of the Marine Corps Forces Reserve also in New Orleans.
Mr. Adams is based in Perkins Eastman's Dallas office, is a registered architect in several states including Texas, New York, Massachusetts, Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.