Carol Lascaris, A.S.I.D., is an award winning interior designer and the President of Lascaris Design Group, Inc. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Georgia and a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, awarded to her by Marymount University of Virginia, for her outstanding contribution to the quality of life through her artistic talent and promotion of American products and services abroad.
Carol maintains an international reputation for a commitment to excellence in the creation of distinctive residential and commercial interiors. Lascaris is one of the few firms globally who can lay claim to have designed such diverse projects as numerous Royal commissions, celebrity residences, yachts, hotels, banks, retail stores, corporate offices and numerous projects at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. Lascaris’ work at CNU consists of the Freeman Sports Center, The Ferguson Center for the Arts, which includes, a 1,700-seat theatre, a 440-seat theatre, and a 250-seat black box theatre, the David Student Union, the Warwick River Residence Hall, and the James River Residence Hall.
All of the work for CNU is under the umbrella of the vision of the President of CNU and former U.S. Senator, Paul Trible. The latest completed work of Lascaris Design Group, Inc., the President’s residence, is considered the jewel of the crown. From its initial concept, through four years of planning, the design of the residence embraces the idea of gracious entertaining for the university’s students and supporters while at the same time to function as the home for the President and his family. The residence is located on the James River where the river is four miles wide. It is two homes away from the James River Country Club and close to the Mariner Museum, which is the largest marine museum in the United States.
Other buildings of note among the long list of Lascaris projects in the United States are several National Symphony Showhouses, the Official Residence of the Vice President of the United States, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., for which Carol was awarded the coveted 1987 Historic Preservation and Architecture Award given to her by A.IA. In 1997, she completed the new Elizabeth A. Kasser wing for the Museum.
Climis Lascaris, born in Athens, Greece, attended Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois, and American Athens College. He and Carol established Lascaris Design Group in 1979. Many of their distinguished national and international clients have become close friends.