Chronister, Lisa M.

Lisa M. Chronister

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Years of practice


Professional organizations

  • Joined AIA in 1994


New York, Oklahoma, commercial, institutional


Lisa Chronister has used her talent and creativity on the master planning, programming, and design of a wide variety of projects during her thirteen years of practice. She has strong design and management experience in all types of new construction and renovation projects, including military, secondary education, sports, higher education, retail, and child development facilities.
In 2003, Lisa was honored as one of only five winners of the national AIA Young Architects Award for her exceptional leadership in design and service to the profession.


2004-2006 Pratt Institute Master of Architecture
1989-1994 University of Oklahoma Bachelor of Architecture
Cum Laude (completed Honors curriculum), With Distinction (top 5% of graduating class)

Professional Registration & Certifications

2006 – present Registered Architect # 031082-1, State of New York
1997-present Registered Architect #3933, State of Oklahoma
2006-present LEED Accredited Professional
2004-present NCARB Certificate #58,655

Selected Professional Experience

2006 – present Senior Associate, Helpern Architects New York, NY
2002-2004 and 1998-2001, Project Manager/Architect,LWPB Architects & Planners, P.C.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2004 Adjunct Professor, Design Studio
College of Architecture, University of Oklahoma, Norman
2001-2002 Project Manager/Architect; Vice-President, Special Projects Studio, P.C.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Selected Professional Service & Awards

2006 – 2007 Communications Advisor, AIA Young Architects Forum Advisory Committee
2003 Recipient, AIA Young Architects Award
1994-2004 Active Member; 2002 President
2003 Outstanding Volunteer Award, AIA Central Oklahoma
1994-2004 Studio juries, committees, and presentations, OU College of Architecture