Drawn to the industry because of architecture’s access to community development, Jalisa is driven by the belief that architecture is its most effective when it activates an intimate relationship between the inhabitant and their local context. After obtaining her Bachelor of Architecture degree with distinguished honors from Pratt Institute, she began her professional design career with a focus on the higher education and urbanism sectors.
While not in the office, Jalisa enjoys hiking, exploring museums, and practicing additional creative mediums such as painting, photography, and music. A believer that architecture is its most poignant as a multi-medium field, her outside-of-the-office creative endeavors continuously inform her design process. In addition to volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, Jalisa is an active member of NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects).
Bachelor of Architecture