Alisa is a highly talented and experienced Interior Designer and certified change manager. As Director of the DJAS interior design team, Alisa provides inspiration in all areas of design, from spatial planning and strategy through to design development and delivery.
Alisa’s knowledge in workplace design is extensive, having led many Commonwealth agencies through new ways of working with a focus on agile design. Alisa’s steady hand of leadership and transparency with design knowledge has guided our clients. Her design knowledge and ability have been invaluable on many projects ranging vastly in size, from the famous Canberra ‘Pop Inn’ through to 45,000m² plus workplace designs.
As a strong advocate for improving indoor environment quality and environmentally sustainable design, Alisa was awarded the AV Jennings Churchill Fellowship, followed by a second research fellowship through ISS institute for best practice in workplace design.
Alisa was the designer for one of the first accredited sustainable workplaces in Australia. This industry leadership continued being one of the primary authors of the Flexible and Efficient workplace guidance which informed the now current commonwealth density of 14sqm per person.
Alisa is now on the Board for the Alastair Swayn Foundation and The Swayn, Gallery of Australian Design. Two boards which celebrates design through international and national collaborations and research grants with a focus on workplace design. Through these roles Alisa continues to inspire and innovate and challenge the design industry and workplace design.