Jason Allen has been practicing architecture since 1998. His expertise in designing and managing commercial, residential, institutional, and hospitality projects both stateside and internationally has earned him awards and, more importantly, the respect of clients and collaborators. His past professional experience led to Jason becoming a practice leader specializing in high-rise building typologies. He produced award-winning entries in MPIM tall buildings category two years in a row before moving on to co-found his own practice, the emerging firm Workshop Design + Architecture. As a LEED-accredited professional with a specialization in Building Design & Construction, sustainability has always been a major influence in his design process. He believes that environmental performance can also be a generator of architectural form.
Lisa Chow was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Montreal and now resides in New York City. This multicultural lens has influenced the diverse sensibility she applies to her work. Lisa began practicing architecture in 2000 after completing both a Bachelors and Masters degree from McGill University in Montreal. In past roles at architecture firms, Lisa helped grow a studio from three to 18 employees, became an Associate, and acted as the Project Architect/Manager for complex building restorations and conversions, as well as large-scale ground-up luxury residential developments throughout New York City. She went on to co-found the emerging firm Workshop Design + Architecture in 2012. As a designer, Lisa is known for her keen attention to detail, flexibility with clients, and ability to approach the design and planning of complex projects on residential, commercial and institutional scales.