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Lisa Johnson



  • Architecture
  • Higher Education
  • K-12 Schools
  • Principal
Lisa Johnson
  • Principal
"I love the power of collaboration at DLR Group. I am humbled and honored to work with many talented people here, who come from different disciplines and perspectives. Whether it is a collaborative design process, or the final facility itself, I love our ability to achieve something from our collective efforts that would not be possible individually."

Lisa leads DLR Group’s K-12 practice in the Pacific Northwest. Her design teams deliver innovative school facilities for clients and communities across Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington state. She has dedicated her career to designing educational facilities that support life-long learning, ranging from pre-schools to colleges, universities and corporate learning centers.

Through her work, Lisa has earned a national reputation as an advocate for 21st century learning environments, and a pioneer bringing sustainable design to schools. She has advanced research to prove the connection between design and student success, and shared knowledge with her field through presentations and publications.

As client leader for the New Pathfinder Kindergarten Center in Everett, Washington, Lisa helped realize the benefits of a dedicated facility designed to meet the unique needs of age-specific students for Mukilteo School District. In Beaverton, Oregon, Lisa and the design team developed a successful elementary school prototype design for four schools that support the Beaverton School District’s plan for accommodating growth.