Victor Body-Lawson is a licensed architect in New York and New Jersey and a founder of Body-Lawson Associates Architects and Planners (1993). The firm focuses on master planning, institutional, commercial and residential design. Victor has directed the production of several flagship projects including the Master Plan for the Riverside Church in New York City and the design of a new 2,500 person sanctuary for the Bethel Gospel Tabernacle in Jamaica, New York.
He was a partner at Brownstone Partners Real Estate Development Consortium where he designed and developed projects in Harlem (2000). He is the recipient of the 2011 HUD Door Knocker Award for outstanding work in Affordable Housing, based on his work for Grace Towers Housing Project in Mount Vernon, NY.
Victor has taught at the School of Architecture at Yale University, City College of New York, and at the School of Architecture at the City of Havana, Cuba. He is a professional member of the National Organization of Minority Architects and the New York Coalition of Black Architects.