Lisa Rovner

Lisa Rovner

New York, NY, US

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Maya Angelou once said, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” How does this translate to my life? Well, I wish to make a difference and impact others in a positive way, every day.

I am interested in acquiring a full-time, upper level, architecture position. Recently, I held the position of Senior Associate at Davis Brody Bond here in NYC, but because of personal reasons and the state of the firm, I’ve chosen to make a change and pursue a more rewarding direction for my career.

I am a registered architect in both New York and Vermont with an exceptional portfolio of work across many genres. This move will give me the opportunity to pursue the right direction for my career, utilize my knowledge, provide valuable talent, and contribute to your firm’s already excellent reputation. My mission is to be part of an office culture whose goals are to create places and elegant solutions that delight, heal, stimulate and enhance the human experience, while at the same time are socially responsible, innovative, sustainable and resilient in their design.

I now live in New York City, after being in Burlington, Vermont and running my own collaborative architectural consulting firm for over 25 years. I was fortunate in establishing excellent working relationships and completed many diverse projects with a number of firms and institutions. I obtained a wealth of valuable experience in the fields of architecture, interiors, BIM and CAD. This includes several years of mixed-use, healthcare, commercial, institutional, healthcare, corporate interiors, urban design, master planning, as well as Revit and AutoCAD experience.

In addition, I have served both AIA New York and AIA Vermont, voluntarily and as a board member, AIAVT’s President in 2015 and the Programs Committee chairperson in charge of executing our collaborative annual conference between AIA VT and CSI VT. I enjoy being active by doing public sector outreach projects that have a sustainable and social justice impact within my community.

I hope that you may require my experience and expertise on a full-time basis. If you are interested or have any questions please call, write or email me.  I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you personally. My portfolio website can be viewed at

Lisa J. Rovner, AIA


NEW YORK, NEW YORK -  Senior Associate Architect

Pacific Park IS653 Intermediate School, 2019-20. (Davis Brody Bond)

Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center, 2018-19. (Davis Brody Bond)

BURLINGTON, VERMONT - Project Architect

Burlington City Place, Downtown Redevelopment Project, 2017 (Freeman French Freeman, Architects)

Green Mountain Support Services Building Project, 2017 (John Doane, Center Studio Architects)

Norwich University’s Mack Hall, 2016. (Freeman French Freeman, Architects)

Saranac Hotel Renovation Project, 2016 (Freeman French Freeman, Architects)

Champlain College’s – Eagle’s Landing Apartments, 2015-16. (Gardner Kilcoyne Architects)

Trapp Family Lodge Beer Hall, 2015-16. (GVV Architects)

Jay Peak Resort Stateside Recreation Center, 2014. (Scott + Partners, Architects)

Essex Alliance Church - Family Life Center, 2012-13. (Gardner Kilcoyne Architects)

Vermont Department of Health Laboratory Project, 2010-11. (Scott + Partners, Architects)

VA Medical Center – Inpatient Mental Health Unit Renovation Project, 2009. (Freeman French Freeman, Architects)

Copley Hospital’s Expansion and Renovation Planning Project, 2008. (Freeman French Freeman, Architects)

Stowe Ice Arena Project, 2008. (Truex Cullins Architects)

University of Vermont - Harris Millis Dining Hall Project, 2007. (Truex Cullins Architects)

University of Vermont Medical Center’s (Formerly – Fletcher Allen Health Care) Renaissance Project, 2001-06. (Freeman French Freeman, Architects)

Fletcher Allen Health Care’s Master Planning Project, 1999-2000. (Freeman French Freeman, Architects)

Middlebury College’s – The Grille at McCullough Student Center, 1998-99. (Freeman French Freeman, Architects)

Burlington International Airport Expansion, 1996-97. (Freeman French Freeman, Architects)

IBM Renovations and Expansion Projects - #5 Chip Line, Break Room and Gowning Facility, 1993-95. (Freeman French Freeman, Architects)


New York University Hospital’s Kitchen Renovation Project, 1992. (Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum)

New York Hospital’s Renaissance Project, 1991-92. (Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum)

New York Hospital’s Master Planning Project, 1990. (Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum)

City Plaza – London Wall Project, 1989. (Swanke Hayden Connell Architects)

Dresdner Bank Project, 1989. (Swanke Hayden Connell Architects)


Santa Monica Third Street Pedestrian Mall Project, 1987-88. (ROMA Design Group)

Banana Republic – Original Company Stores, 1987. (Levikow Associates)


R.T.K.L. Associates - Summer Intern, 1985.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Design Intern

Macy’s Herald Square, Store Planning and Construction Department - Summer Intern 1980-84.


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