Lisa Sauve

Lisa Sauve

Ann Arbor, MI, US



Principal and C-founder of Synecdoche with Adam Smith. Adjunct Professor at Lawrence Technological University. Working towards a Master of Science in Conservation at Taubman College at the University of Michigan. Received her M. Arch from the University of Michigan with her thesis, Contingent Design Theory, a methodological approach to the retroactive manifesto of the single industry city and a B.S. Arch from Lawrence Technological University.



Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, US, Adjunct Professor

Aug 2011 - current

Synecdoche, Principal + Co-Founder

May 2009 - current

rvtr, Ann Arbor, MI, US, design / research assistant

May 2011 - Feb 2013


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Masters, Conservation

Sep 2013 - current

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Architecture

Thesis "Contingent Design Theory: A Retroactive Manifesto of the Single Industry City"
graduate with high distinction

Sep 2009 - May 2011

Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2004 - May 2009



Marian Sarah Parker Memorial Award, Award

Sarah Drake Parker initiated this endowment, shared with the College of Engineering, in memory of her daughter, Marian Sarah Parker, C.E. 1895, the first woman to graduate with an engineering degree from the University of Michigan. As a member of Purdy & Henderson, Parker became a specialist in the design of the steel-framed skyscraper and helped to design such revolutionary buildings as New York’s Flat Iron Building and the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The award is made annually to the outstanding woman senior in engineering and to the outstanding woman M.Arch. degree candidate.


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