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Lee Calisti, AIA, simply loves being an architect.

Spend a few minutes with Lee, and one will quickly conclude how he begins each project with his proactive, energetic method and his distinctive attention to detail. It should be evident that he will devote that attention to detail and energy to your project. Regardless of the project size or type, he searches to find exciting aspects within each design to celebrate. Given the opportunity, he is capable of finding unexpected solutions to complex issues.

Mr. Calisti is licensed in Pennsylvania and is NCARB certified. An active member of the American Institute of Architects, he currently serves as chair of the AIA PA Small Firm Exchange (SFxPA) and is on the board of directors for the Greensburg Community Development Corporation (GCDC). He served on the City of Greensburg’s Historic and Architectural Review Board (HARB) from 2007 to 2019.

Moreover, Lee is a 1991 B.Arch graduate of Kent State University, where he earned the AIA Medal of Honor as the top member of his graduating class. After being in practice for twelve years, he established the firm to pursue an interrelationship between practice and teaching. From 2002 to 2014, his role as an adjunct associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture afforded opportunities to draw upon the fresh energy and investigative methods inherent in the studio environment as a tool in his office. His values of architectural education and its relationship to private practice continue to inform the office’s design process and approach to each project as a unique, special opportunity.

Active in social media as an ardent but critical promoter of the profession, you can read his well-known blog think|architect by clicking here or follow him on Instagram or Twitter at @leecalisti