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Lisa Raskin Kelly


The power that a physical space can have to evoke emotion – inspiration, comfort, curiosity, delight – excites and motivates Lisa. She is particularly inspired by the balance of a modern aesthetic with careful responsiveness to context. Perceptive and inventive, Lisa finds great satisfaction in imagining a space from the user viewpoint and striving to provide beautiful and meaningful architecture that achieves the clients’ goals. Lisa has managed (and worked in a variety of roles on) complex academic, institutional, and housing projects from conceptual design through project completion. Recent work includes projects at UMass Amherst, Salem State University, and Fitchburg State University.

Lisa discovered a passion for architecture at a young age, often drawing floor plans of fantasy houses as a child.  In high school, she found her first job in architecture at a small firm in her hometown – and has loved it ever since. This passion led Lisa to the University of Michigan where she completed both her Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees in Architecture. Lisa’s graduate studies also brought her to Austria, where she spent a semester studying at the Technical University of Vienna. Lisa enjoys traveling and hiking off the beaten path, especially when her discoveries include unusual local music and food.