Lisa Sullivan, Principal, L.Sullivan Design & Communications

Lisa is a freelance writer, editor and designer serving the architectural, urban design, technology and engineering sectors. She has a Masters in Architecture from UC Berkeley, and served as Managing Director of the Design History Foundation and its peer review journal, Places Journal for over ten years, Executive Director of AIA San Francisco, and as policy staff for the Honorable Jerry Brown during his tenure as Mayor of Oakland. As an urban designer, she has had the good fortune to work on a range of meaningful projects from the revitalization of downtown Oakland, the Oakland Estuary Plan, public art programming in the East Bay, as well as recent projects, including the historic preservation plan for Hollywood, and land use planning for Davis, West Sacramento and Sacramento proper. She has a deep interest in the cultural and social implications of architecture and urban design, and how it affects the way in which we engage with the built environment on a daily basis. Lisa is proud to be a Founding Board Member of the Spark Design Awards, and a member of the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design Alumni Association Board for over a decade, helping to found the Design Archives at the college. Lisa writes long and short articles, research papers and reviews for a variety of publications and clients. Here is a recent piece she wrote about the Sea Ranch: