Lilian Asperin

AIA, LEED AP BD+C / Partner

Lilian values a firm culture that embraces collaboration, connection to the community, risk taking, and fostering talent. As one of the studio’s Partners, she helps lead the design process and build teams that deliver aspirational outcomes.

Lilian attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned her BA in Environmental Design and graduated with honors. After completing her studies, Lilian worked at architecture firms around the Bay Area, including Stanley Saitowitz, the City of San Francisco’s Bureau of Architecture, SOM, and NBBJ. Recently completed and current projects include the San Francisco Airport International Terminal, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (Master Plan; Biophotonics, Chemistry & Proteomics laboratories, BSL-3 suite; and Vivarium), the Center for Science and Innovation at USF, Gladstone Institutes, Parkinson’s Institute Clinical Center, UC Merced Project 2020’s Public-Private-Partnership (P3) project, which includes the Arts & Computational Sciences Center, and various ARVR technical suites for confidential clients. A leader within the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), she organized the first-ever Hackathon for MOOC’s as part of the Pacific Regional Conference, was the 2018-2021 Pacific Regional Chair and will be continuing her involvement with the organization as 2021-2024 Pacific Regional Program Chair.

Lilian utilizes her experience as a practice leader and licensed architect to develop synergistic relationships with leaders throughout the architectural and educational communities. Deeply involved with the local community, Lilian works to raise awareness and help break the cycle of poverty in the Bay Area through her work as a Tipping Point Community Partner. Lilian has also served as a Board Director of AIA San Francisco and is the Co-Chair of the Equity by Design Committee, a call to action for both women and men to realize the goal of equitable practice and communicate the value of design to society.

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