Luma Jaffar



Luma Jaffar joined Lawrence Group in 2020 and brings more than 25 years of professional experience. Luma leads Lawrence Group Austin in a role that encompasses a broad spectrum of responsibilities. As a creative, strategic thinker, she enjoys solving architectural challenges and moving processes forward in a manner that results in realistic, well-executed design solutions. Luma is heavily involved in organizations throughout the Austin area including the Austin Rotary Club, Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects and Austin Chamber of Commerce. She is a graduate of the Leadership Austin program.

Prior to joining Lawrence Group, Luma served as managing partner and director of architecture for KGA Architecture’s Austin office.


  • M. Sc., Advanced Architectural Studies, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College of London, U.K.
  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Technology, Baghdad


  • Professional Architectural Registration: Texas (#18603) Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C)


  • Member, American Institute of Architecture (AIA)
  • Board Member and Past President, I-LinCP Austin Chapter Board Member, Austin Hotel and Lodging Association Member, US Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • Member, National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Board Member, Rotary Club of Austin, A4LE / CEFPI Leadership Austin Essential Class 2018

Representative Work

  • Austin Regional Clinic Ben White Specialty Clinic, ASC and Parking Garage, Austin, TX
  • Texas Oil and Gas Association, Austin, TX
  • Austin Energy Service Center, Austin, TX
  • Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin, TX
  • City of San Marcos, Public Services Complex, San Marcos, TX
  • Texas State University, Film and TV Studios, San Marcos, TX
  • Austin Community College, Rio Grande Campus, Army Futures Command, Austin, TX
  • San Marcos Police Department, Expansion and Renovation, San Marcos, TX*
  • City of Pflugerville, Office Renovation, Pflugerville, TX*
  • Williamson County Annex, Office Building, TX*
  • Williamson County Inner Loop TI Project, TX*
  • Westin Hotel at the Domain Renovation, TX*
  • Brazos Valley Community Action Agency Health Clinic, Bryan, TX*
  • St. Joseph Hospital, Emergency Department Expansion and Renovation, Bryan, TX*

*Projects completed prior to joining Lawrence Group