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Mike Lawrence

Title Chief of Design
Organization Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

As Chief of Design at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., Michael Lawrence holds a singular position at a beloved institution.

Lawrence’s trajectory was set at CIA and at Case Western Reserve University, which collaborated at the time to teach Art Education majors. He worked at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and eventually earned his master’s degree in architecture from Catholic University of America in Washington. After spending years at an architectural firm that held some museum contracts, he joined the Smithsonian nine years ago.

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