Member Spotlight: Lisa Mance

Name: Lisa Mance
AC + Co Architecture / Senior Interior Designer / Partner / Almost 25 years
IIDA member since: 1995

What are you currently working on?:
Currently working on a variety of projects including a mixed-use building, charter school, tap house, VA clinic and the new Salem Union Gospel Mission.

What does being a designer mean to your life?:
I seriously can’t imagine doing anything else. I love everything about design; there is always something new to learn. Each project is different. To me, design is a perfect profession with a combination of creativity and fun, yet also precise and complicated with building codes, ADA requirements and project parameters.

What gets you excited about design?:
I love the entire process of design. I get excited to jump into a new project and meet the clients, walk through the process of programming, and the best part is watching the floor plan options come to life. In the end, being part of a team that gives our clients a design they love and works for them is the greatest reward.

Favorite design magazine/blog?:
Gray Magazine

On a typical Saturday where can we find you?:
There definitely is no typical Saturday, but most likely walking our two love bug Golden Retrievers, watching a movie with my family or zipping over to the beach or the mountains for some relaxation. I’m always up for an adventure.