Get to know Lisa, Our Principal Architect!
How long have you lived in Jamestown?
I have lived in Jamestown for 22 years and previously lived in the Beavertail Lighthouse. I now live in the home I designed.
How long have you been an architect?
It has been 30 years! I graduated in 1988 from Roger Williams University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.
What made you want to become an architect?
Ever since I was young, I wanted to be an architect. I would play with Legos and design houses. I would look at floor plans in Better Homes & Garden magazines and be interested in all types of buildings. During high school I took 2 years of an architecture course which confirmed my passion for architecture and has brought me to where I am today.
What’s the best part of your job?
I get to change the lives of my clients by creating their dream homes or renovating their existing homes, so it functions better for them. I truly enjoy collaborating with my clients, engineers and contractors which makes each project fun and exciting. Being an architect is such a rewarding career. I love my job!
How are you involved in the community?
I am a member of the National Women in Construction (NAWICRI) and will be on the Board of Directors starting October 2018. I am also a member of the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce as well as attend Professional Women in Building events throughout the state.
What are the biggest challenges you encounter as an architect?
The biggest challenge I encounter is being a female architect in a male dominated industry. I have worked hard over the years to gain the respect from those whom I work with.
What makes your firm different from others?
Our firm believes in teamwork. Our clients are active in the process of designing their own home from the very beginning. Collaboration is something we think is very important because we want our clients to love the home that is designed for them.
Thinking about building a new home or renovating your existing? We’d love to hear from you.
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