Lisa sees architecture as place-making, a holistic intervention in a landscape or urban environment. She has a passion for thoughtful design and its power to inspire human connection to place.
Graduating from Victoria University of Wellington in 2016, Lisa initially worked for a design-led residential practice which prioritised client rapport, before joining Chow:Hill’s Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau studio in 2019. She is keenly learning from her highly skilled and supportive team of colleagues as she progresses towards registration as a qualified architect.
Lisa’s thesis explored how design of the built environment can help to mitigate loneliness and isolation amongst community-dwelling older adults. This research deepened her appreciation of architecture's potential for fostering meaningful social connections. Her involvement in several Chow:Hill projects has reinforced that awareness, particularly her work on aged care developments, where creating a sense of belonging within the village community is a key priority.
Lisa thoroughly enjoys the problem-solving and the investigatory processes of design and documentation, and is particularly interested in the challenge of designing responsively to varying site conditions including shifts in light, weather, seasons and moods. She is committed to providing architecturally excellent project outcomes for Chow:Hill clients.