Lisa enjoys the collaboration and personalization of residential design. She is a licensed architect and has worked on traditional and contemporary projects with a range of sizes and budgets.
Lisa earned her Bachelor of Sciences of Architectural Studies in 1997 from the University of Illinois. She lived in France for nine months as part of the Versailles Study Aboard program, studying architecture throughout Europe. In 1998, she moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington Master of Architecture program. At the UW, Lisa focused on the connections between Architecture and Culture. She participated in the Mexico Design Build Studio of 2000, designing and building a school with 25 other students in a squatter community outside Cuernavaca, Mexico. Lisa’s Master degree thesis was a personal exploration of culture and architecture: the design of a Lithuanian – American Cultural Center in her hometown of Springfield, Illinois. In 2003, Lisa travelled to the Crow Reservation in Montana to build a straw bale community center on the Crow Reservation for the Center Pole Foundation. This was a spectacular experience to learn about the Crow Tribe and their customs.
Lisa lives in Beacon Hill with her husband and two children. She volunteers at the Beacon Hill International School where her children are learning Mandarin. She loves to garden, travel, and listen to contemporary music.