Lise Newman


"I bring experience as a designer, project manager and business owner to the table. All three experiences can add value for our clients."

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. SmithGroupJJR was lucky enough to add her to our team in 2013, where she brings nearly 30 years of design and management experience to our Workplace clients. “I listen carefully to understand each client’s unique corporate personality,” she notes. In her role leading SmithGroupJJR's Workplace practice, Lise has a passion for guiding corporate organizations through a rich discovery process that results in new workplaces that are truly aligned with business goals. A perfect day off for Lise? “Definitely exploring a new city on a blue sky summer day, spending the day hoofing it to discover what is unique about its neighborhoods, people and food," she says.


Board of Directors, Corporate Interiors, Firm Leader, Practice Leader, Programming, Workplace Design, Workplace Strategies

Professional Credentials
American Institute of Architects (AIA)

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Community Involvement

Lise actively mentors through various outlets including the AIA Outreach Program and Birmingham Public Schools.