Julie Steffens



Julie Steffens is a principal for Lawrence Group and co-leads the firm’s education practice. She joined the firm in 1999 and brings more than 20 years of experience to the education practice. Julie understands the unique challenges facing academic institutions. Most recently, Julie provided project leadership for the University of Illinois-Springfield Campus Master Plan and Southeast Missouri State University Campus Master Plan. She is passionate about understanding client needs and implementing best design and planning principles across all disciplines.


  • National Council for Interior Design Qualification (#019005)


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design, Maryville University, 1999


  • Member, Society for College and University Planning


  • Author, Embracing Wayfinding for a Brighter Patient Experience, Healthcare Global magazine, October 2014

Representative Work

  • University of Illinois- Springfield, Campus Master Plan, Springfield, IL
  • Southern Illinois Healthcare SIU Medical Office Building, Carbondale, IL
  • Southeast Missouri State University, Academic Hall, Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Southeast Missouri State University Master Plan, Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Principia College, Core Academic Plan, Elsah,IL
  • Principia College, School of Government Addition and Renovation, Elsah, IL
  • East Central College, Buescher Hall, Union, MO
  • East Central College, Campus Master Plan, Union, MO
  • St. Charles Community College, Master Plan, St. Charles, MO
  • John Burroughs School, Campus Master Plan and Implementation, St. Louis, MO
  • John Burroughs School, Student Commons, St. Louis, MO
  • John Burroughs School Science, Technology and Research (S.T.A.R.) Building, St. Louis, MO