Raised in Marburg, Germany, Lisa studied architecture at the HafenCity University in Hamburg. She had several stints working and researching in Toronto as a student, and moved to the city for good after graduating. A vital member of PLANT’s team since 2008, she combines rigorous attention to detail with a talent for designing public spaces that are a pleasure to visit. She is a problem solver and valued technical resource who handled the architectural contract administration for the 13-acre Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization at Toronto City Hall. Equally adept at design on a smaller scale, Lisa has project managed many remarkable home renovations. (One of them visually expanded an art collector couple’s narrow townhouse into a spacious salon – without altering its dimensions.) Her other projects range from the head office of Aporia Records to the phased renovation of apartment complexes. She is now project managing Mulock Park in Newmarket, ON, the long-term transformation of a 19th-century estate into a Central Park-style hub of community-based cultural and recreational activity.
Lisa has lectured and led student crits at the architecture schools of the University of Toronto and Ryerson University. She is also active as a volunteer who conducts guided tours of intriguing aspects of Toronto’s built environment. These include the underground PATH system, which was her thesis subject.