Lisa Sewell Tillinghast, originally trained in architecture, has had a wide-ranging professional career in interior design, beginning at the New York offices of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Architects, and followed by positions as Director of Design in a number of leading firms including Associated Space Design in Atlanta, Georgia, and Marcel Breuer & Associates in New York City. In these situations she had the opportunity to gain experience in designing, a variety of sophisticated large scale corporate, industrial, educational and medical facilities.
Eventually she developed her own practice and focused on residential work. She realized the potential such projects offered her to develop creative solutions that address clients' individual requirements and aspirations, the modeling of space, the attention to functional requirements and detail, the delivery of a style suiting the taste and comfort of the client, resulting in a sense of "pride of place" for them and for her.
Lisa Tillinghast has enjoyed design collaborations with a number of architects and designers, most notably Steven Haas, Architect and the interior designer, Robert Nassar. (www.robertnassar.com
). A recent project illustrating such collaboration is featured in the July 2007 issue of Architectural Digest.