Established in northwest Arkansas under the direction of licensed architect Albert Skiles, the design
practice is comprised of architects, Lisa and Albert Skiles and is located at their home and studio in
Goshen, eight miles east of Fayetteville, Arkansas. The 30 years of practice is based upon serving the
client and delivering a successful built project with a team approach among the client, builder and designer.
has practiced as a licensed architect in Arkansas since 1981, building a diverse
body of designs that feature natural materials, relationship with the landscape and open plans. Graduating
from the University of Texas School of Architecture with Honors, he moved to Arkansas in 1972. His craft is
firmly rooted in an understanding of construction and vernacular precedent, while emphasizing the
importance of a strong relationship between the architect, client and builder. By working "hands-on" at the
site and building his own homes, he established a firm knowledge of construction and much experience
with energy efficient and solar design. The fine art of craftsmanship is incorporated into every building he
designs and is visible in the details, be it a custom railing, custom front door or an art glass window, a
detail that personalizes home. Albert is a member of the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas and his
work has been featured in a variety of publications, including Southern Living, Popular Science, Journal of
the AIA, Landscape Architecture, Garden Design, Cityscapes and At Home in Arkansas. He has designed
over 200 new buildings, restorations and renovations in Arkansas, Missouri and Texas with an emphasis
in residential design.
studied at the University of Arkansas with degrees from the Walton College of
Business and the Fay Jones School of Architecture, earning the Edward Durell Stone Design Award and
the Barbara C. Crook Technology Award, and holds an architectural license in Arkansas. She has an
interest in applying a modern sensibility to create well articulated architectural space that inspires
imagination. She also holds the International Council of Shopping Center's Certified Marketing Director
designation as part of a prior 15 year career in marketing management. Lisa is currently a member of the
US Green Building Council Arkansas West Chapter and a City of Goshen Planning Commissioner.