If you were to describe Lisa Bate to someone who hasn’t met her, you’d use words like tenacious, optimistic, and strategic. Adopting a big picture perspective, Lisa unpacks the complexities that are inherent in every project she works on to identify key objectives that may not have otherwise been considered. By applying a comprehensive project methodology from visioning through design and construction, to measuring performance in occupancy, Lisa optimizes design solutions to help our clients build and develop their people, culture, and business portfolios. Her focus is on ROI and ROHC (Return on Human Capital) to ensure the best design and technical performance.
Lisa and her firm joined B+H in 2007 and her design and project management experience spans across Canada to China, the US, the Caribbean, SE Asia, and India. From 2012 to 2015, she was based in Shanghai as B+H’s Managing Principal, China and EVP, Asia. Lisa has built trust with her clients and colleagues over the years by being an active listener who uncovers the most important elements of the goals for every project and tailors the process to deliver on them. Her focus on project schedules and design quality – coupled with her determination to innovate for high performance and a commitment to lifelong learning – tie all the pieces together to inform strategic, successful outcomes.
Through solutions-based collaboration, an important part of our role is opening up possibilities for our clients where they may not have seen an opportunity before.
Lisa is a passionate advocate for environmental, economic, and social sustainability, in addition to achieving gender parity within the industry. As Regional Managing Principal of North America, she recognizes how important her role is not only in the context of our firm, but also as a trailblazer for other “green” women within the industry. Her leadership roles on large-scale complex projects include the firm’s delivery of over a dozen venues for the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, have helped mentor many future leaders in the design and construction sector. Lisa’s experience with supporting our North American studios blended with her time in Asia equips her with a global perspective of how to serve our clients, grow their business, grow our business, and deliver meaningful projects.