A glance at Lise’s CV offers proof of an architecture career that’s been on a fast track from the beginning. Class valedictorian, Lise graduated from the University of Texas with highest honors and a prestigious American Institute of Architects Medal. She has over 35 years of workplace strategy, design and management experience. “I listen carefully to understand each client’s unique corporate personality,” she notes. In her role leading SmithGroup’s Workplace market, Lise has a passion for guiding corporate organizations through a rich discovery process that results in new spaces that truly align with business goals. Lise believes in the power of collective collaboration as the platform from which to achieve creative accomplishment and has developed a client-centric strategy process designed to uncover the unique persona of each organization.