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Male, born 1879-11-13, died 1946-02-27

Associated with the firms network

Lawrence and Holford, Architects; Lawrence, E.F., Architect; MacNaughton, Raymond and Lawrence, Architects

Professional History


Partner, MacNaughton, Raymond and Lawrence, Architects, Portland, OR, 1907-1910.

Principal, Ellis F. Lawrence, Architect, Portland, OR, 1911- .


Lawrence founded the University of Oregon's School of Architecture and Applied Arts.

Professional Activities

President, American Institute of Architects, Oregon Chapter, 1912.

President, Architectural League of the Pacific Coast, 1912.

Lecturer, American Institute of Architects, Washington State Chapter, Annual Meeting, 11/13/1912. The Western Architect said of this event: "The Washington State Chapter of the American Institute of Architects held its annual meeting and dinner at the University Club Nov. 13th. E.F. Lawrence, of Portland, President of the Architectural League of the Pacific Coast, and also President of the Oregon Chapter of the American Institute, addressed the meeting. The officers of the Washington Chapter made their reports and new officers were elected for the coming year." (See "Architectural Societies," Western Architect, 12/1912, vol. XVIII, no. 12, p. V.)

Lawrence was one of the first 89 architects certified by the new State of Oregon Architectural Board in 1919. (See "89 Architects Registered in Oregon," Architect and Engineer, vol. LX, no. 1, 01/1920, p. 108.)

Professional Awards

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA).



Ellis Lawrence wed to Alice Millett in 1905 while traveling in England; they married at Saint John's Chapel, in Chester, UK.


Ellis and Alice Lawrence had three sons: H. Abbott, Denison H., and Amos.

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