Volunteer Architect Needed
An architect is needed to take up the challenge of designing for 13 year old AJ of College Park , GA. AJ uses a wheelchair to get around and exercises using a gait trainer at his school. He was born with cerebral palsy and had spinal fusion surgery in March 2012. Since his surgery he cannot get into the bathtub and the small bathroom is treacherous for both him and his caretaker. He needs a new larger bathroom and a walk-in shower. With the help of an architect, this courageous young man will be able to enjoy greater independence and use the bathroom with dignity and safety.
Like AJ, millions of Americans face the difficult challenge of adjusting to living with a physical disability. Living in a conventionally designed house can impede even the simplest daily living functions.
Lisa Stacholy, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP (R)
Lisa’s expertise covers marketing, management and project production aspects of independent practice as well as design expertise with laboratories, medical offices, animal facilities, tenant fit up and adaptable construction for retail and commercial sectors and marketplace.
She has been a member of the Small Project Practitioners Knowledge Community of the AIA since 1997 and Chair the Advisory Group in 2006, Local Advisor for Atlanta Component since 1999 sponsoring and presenting to colleagues and allied professionals.
Lisa takes pride in bringing quality to everything she does. She serves as a Trustee and Facilities Chair for First Montessori School of Atlanta.
Lane has extensive experience in community development, grant research and is a public participation leader. She is now a part of jB+a Community Advantage in Atlanta. Involved in public transportation, she has researched and written long term transportation plans for counties throughout Georgia. When at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, she organized public participation workshops with State and County Commissioners and worked on impediments to Fair Housing Acts. Lane was a Program Manager at Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Sanibel Island, Florida and worked as development director of USAID in San Marcos, Nicaragua. She was a Legal Research Fellow, Environmental Justice Clinic, Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, TX. She served as Community Development chairperson to the Birmingham City Council.
A graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Architecture in Atlanta, Lane has a Masters of City and Regional Planning and a BA from Birmingham Southern College in Environmental Science and Studio Art.
As an AmeriCorps Community Volunteer she wrote a portion of the City of Birmingham’s application for Empowerment Zone classification in the Fourth Avenue business district.The founder of Woodlawn EcoScape in Woodlawn, Alabama, she raised support to purchase vacant lots in a historic, but forgotten neighborhoods. Established an organic vegetable garden and outdoor classroom. Lane garnered on-going support from the Birmingham City Council and the Project for Public Spaces through grants and discretionary funds.