Glenn Lawson launched his own design firm in 1995 after rigorous and extensive training with two of the design field's most celebrated practitioners. Before going solo, he spent six years as a senior designer with Mark Hampton and, before his association with Hampton, Glenn ably assisted the venerable Elisabeth Draper, also a mentor to Mario Buatta, known for White House decorating projects encompassing both the Eisenhower and Nixon Administrations.
Glenn's work has been published in The New York Times, Interior Design, Metropolitan Home, Quest, The New York Observer, Time Out, New York Spaces, Fine Interiors, Elements of Style, Array, and Design Times. Some of his projects were also featured in the hardcovers Showhouses and Designing with Spirituality, both by PBC International Publishers. Glenn twice appeared on Chris Madden's nationally televised show “Interiors by Design.”
Glenn participated in numerous showhouses, including the French/International Designer's Showhouses and the Hudson River Designer's Showhouse.
Other high profile placements of Glenn's work include the Elle Decor's Annual House Tour (twice), the Park Avenue Armory's International Arts Fair table settings and several Holiday Gift auctions with Scalamandre to benefit the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House.
Also of note, Glenn redesigned Lalique's flagship Madison Avenue store for summer. He has participated as a consultant among other top designers in the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. He was also selected to join the Kips Bay Designer's Showcase journal committee.
Lawson redesigned the Ambassador to the United Nations' residence in the landmarked Waldorf Towers on Park Avenue. Later in the year, he designed an autumn showroom window for Lampworks on the Upper East Side.
By New York's East Side School for the Deaf, Glenn was awarded for “Excellence in Interior Design”. As part of his volunteer work he updated and redesigned the lobby and its surrounding areas. The effort was covered by the district's Town & Village publication.
Glenn continued his ongoing relationship with NYDC at 200 Lexington's nationwide promotional campaign as seen in every top shelter magazine including Architectural Digest. Twice recruited by Bed Bath and Beyond, he was interviewed for their decorating advice columns. From Greenwich, CT, WGCH radio also interviewed and inquired about his illustrious background and designing and decorating advice.
Home and Design magazine selected one of Lawson's Embassy Row creations for both the cover story and the feature article in the Winter edition.
The New York Observer singled out Glenn and published an exclusive interview conducted by luxury retailer Michael C. Fina asking Glenn's advice on art collecting and decorative accessories. His work was also selected to appear in Best of Interior Design, a Schiffer publication, in time for the Spring season. Glenn served as a Board Member / Marketing Chair of RESA, the Real Estate Staging Association. Concurrently he joined forces with A Proper Place, New York's Premier Home Real Estate Stagers. He is currently on call with top-rated stagers Sold With Style.
Glenn was called in for a project with New York Cares, the venerated City Charity, to restructure their flagship headquarters. Lawson worked with the Board of Directors on a strict and limited budget to redesign rooms that would accommodate their ever-growing staff.
Glenn continues his ongoing alliance with NYDC - New York Design Center - at 200 Lexington Avenue. Lawson is chosen as one of the select designers to be on board with their new exciting program called Access to Design. Now every potential buyer entering the building need not have a designer in tow. This new concept directs first time clients to Glenn for guidance and targeted selections.
Glenn Lawson Inc. specializes in transitional and updated traditional high-end residential design. Lawson's office caters to many old-line families and their referrals and includes projects extending from New York City to Lyon, France and Key Largo, Florida to Aspen, Colorado.