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Alissa McFarland, AIA, LEED AP


Our clients are my biggest inspiration. I enjoy the inherent challenges of complex building types and take pride in delivering laboratories that are well-coordinated, sustainable, flexible, functional and beautiful. If through design our clients are inspired and motivated to do what they do better, I have succeeded.

As an architect and senior laboratory planner, Alissa is dedicated to shaping higher education and research environments that engage to promote growth and discovery. Through a diligent data collection process, she serves clients first by being a conscientious listener, then by applying her analytic understanding to arrive at creative solutions to unique programmatic requirements.  Her laboratory planning and design experience include all aspects of the architectural design, detailing and MEP systems coordination required for state-of-the-art multi-disciplinary science centers. She works closely with designers and engineers to integrate and coordinate all disciplines providing successful outcomes for her clients.