Lisa is a registered architect and educator, with 19 years of professional and 9 years of teaching experience. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architectural Studies from The University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Architecture from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.
Lisa teaches Interior and Industrial Design courses that focus on design, detailing, and code interpretation. Her primary area of interest is in design conceptualization as a tool for better building. In addition to teaching, Lisa is the faculty advisor for AiP Green, the student chapter of The USGBC, and also chairs the Student Success committee.
Lisa opened an architectural practice, eos Studio Arc, LLC, focusing on residential and small scale commercial projects in 2010. Her projects include residential additions, code upgrades to retail and other commercial spaces, and a new fire station.
Lisa developed “The Urban Studio Project” to run with the Interior Design Commercial II course. Students work with a client, analyzing existing conditions and producing design proposals for existing spaces in transition: not in use, under development, or in need of renovation.
This program cultivates a symbiotic relationship between the client and the students, as students provide design services and in exchange are provided with the educational opportunity of working with a client to develop a proposal meeting their needs.