Business in Calgary Magazine – July 2016
40th Celebration collage

Business in Calgary Magazine

Lawson Projects Celebrates 40 Years!

The 1970s was a decade of incredible growth in Calgary as hundreds of businesses set up shop in the city and the population soared. It created the perfect opportunity for Colin Lawson to start his project management company, Colin Lawson Projects Ltd., in 1976.


Calgary Herald – June 2016
Lawson Projects builds on 40 years of success

Calgary Herald

Lawson Projects builds on 40 years of success

In 1976, Colin Lawson decided to return to Calgary after a brief stay in his native Australia and launched his own project man­agement company that today is celebrating its 40lh anniversary as Lawson Projects.

Independent project managers helping with construction scheduling and cost control were not a common service back then, but Lawson got his big break when TransAlta planned its new head-office tower at 12th Avenue and 1st Street S.W. He was hired as the company's liaison with the general contractor.


Calgary Herald – June 2016

Business in Calgary Magazine


It’s a landmark year for Lawson Projects as the firm wraps up several projects that will serve as a legacy for future generations in Calgary and beyond.


Calgary Stampede Blog – April 2016
Weadick Bridge Image

Calgary Stampede Blog

Weadick Bridge

A new bridge that spans the Elbow River, from main Stampede Park to the Stampede’s new ENMAX Park, was recognized by the Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) for its thoughtful design that accommodates western lifestyle and flood resistance. The bridge was completed in June 2015, just in time for Stampede, to replace the old “blue bridge” that was lost during the flood of 2013.


Calgary Herald – October 2015
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Calgary Herald


They've seen a lot of construction projects go up and a lot of big deals go down over the past four decades in Calgary.

In 2016, Lawson Projects will celebrate 40 years of delivering project management leadership to clients and developers. Read More...

Calgary Stampede's Saddlebag – September 2014
Development picture of Weadick Bridge

Calgary Stampede E-Publication


The Calgary Stampede is known for having the best in all things western and ever since last year has become known for the flood of 2013; the new bridge on Stampede Park brings both of these together! The Stampede began installing a new bridge to replace the blue bridge that was washed away in last year’s flood. This new bridge will be more durable and flood resistant. It also takes into consideration our western heritage by adding in western features, for example, the “bracing members” on the bridge were designed high enough above the bridge deck to allow a person on horseback to comfortably pass below the bridge structure! Read More...

Lawson Partners with Calgary Economic Developments Action – September 2014
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Calgary Herald News Article

Focus on Leadership

Whether it’s working on functional flood restoration projects or the stunning and inventive Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park — where tourists can stroll out on a glass platform 280 metres above a mountain valley — Lawson Projects brings almost 40 years of experience and unparalleled expertise to the table. Read More...

Lawson Partners with Calgary Economic Developments Action – September 2013
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Calgary Herald News Article

Partnership helps Lawson Projects build networks

Since 1976, Lawson Projects has been providing independent and experienced leadership in executive-level project management for construction projects across Western Canada. That’s why being a partner in Calgary Economic Development’s Action Calgary initiative since 2010 has been such a good fit for the company. Read More...

Art Lover's Dream Comes True – May 2012
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Calgary Herald News Article

Art lover's dream comes true

When the contemporary art gallery in the Atlantic Avenue Art Block opens early this summer, it will be a dream come true for owner Jim Hill of Pason Systems.

A lover of art and sup- Dean Bicknell, Calgary Herald porter of our local arts Completion of a new Inglewood gallery is a proud conclu- community, Hill had the sion for Lorne Larrivée and his team at Lawson Projects. vision of building a gallery to house his own collection and to display others, and contracted Frank Kaspar of Abugov Kaspar Architects to design a building that would also provide new office and retail space in Inglewood. Read More...

Lawson's Versatility Engages – February 2012
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Calgary Herald News Article

Lawson's versatility engages

Sometimes, a do-it-yourself project can quickly evolve into a do-it-yourself disaster without the necessary expertise to help manage the risks

Lawson Projects, a Calgary-based company specializing in project management, helps clients minimize the risks that can put a project in peril. Read More...

Lawson Leads The Way In Management – March 2011
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Calgary Herald News Article

Lawson Projects leads the way in management

If you lead, they will follow. Simple concept. Not so simple to implement. Being a strong leader has been the cornerstone of Lawson Projects since it was formed in 1976.

The Alberta-based project management services company’s focus has always been to present strong leadership, says managing director Lorne Larrivée. Read More...

Lawson Projects: Construction Executives on Call – Spring 2010
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Canadian Executive Journal

Lawson Projects: Construction Executives on Call

Lawson Projects is an Alberta-based company specializing in project management. The company has been incorporated since 1976, working mainly in Alberta and occassionally in British Columbia and Ontario. The company's focus is entirely on running a successful project for the benefit and satisfaction of the major stakeholder: the client. Lawson Projects does not offer services as an ancillary to other interests such as design or general contracting. Read More...

Lawson Projects creates legacies – Feb 2010
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Calgary Herald

Focus on Leadership

The 45-storey Canterra Tower, Sheraton Eau Claire, the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and Enmax Place all have two things in common: they're all Calgary landmarks, and they were all built by Lawson Projects. Read More...

Willow Park on Bow to house 150 seniors – October 2009
Rosemary Crawford, Peggy Perry, and Lauren Ingalls celebrate naming of facility

Calgary Herald

Around Town

MCF Housing for Seniors is holding a hard-hat party Friday afternoon to recongize the donors that have made possible the building of its newest facility in Bridgeland.

Designed by IBI Group, project-managed by Lawson Projects and under construction by SUMMA Management, the new four-storey concrete building will offer 150 new seniors' units when it opens in spring of 2010 at the corner of 11th Street and McDougall Road N.E., just to the north of its Aspec Lodge supportive living accommodation. Read More...

Risky Business – Spring 2009
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Strategize Magazine

Innovative firm adds confidence to project management

Lawson Projects in Calgary, Alberta, has a reputation for fairness, getting projects done on budget and on time, and the utilization of modern innovations. Who could ask for anything more?

Simply put, Lawson is a project management firm that helps clients reduce the risks of construction by combining experience with disciplined business practices. Whether it is planning, construction, postconstruction or renovation, Lawson inserts its know-how and highly trained professionals into every project. Read More...