ATI Welcomes Deborah Lesnefska


We are thrilled to introduce Deborah Lesnefska, ATI’s new Project Manager!

Deborah brings a vast portfolio of building types and experience in Educational, Civic, Public, and Commercial projects. She has a Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, as well as a Master’s Degree in Architecture with a specialization in Design and Energy Conservation from the University of Arizona.

We asked her a few questions to get to know her better:

Q: What motivates you about coming to work at ATI?

“I wanted to work for a larger firm that is making a positive impact on the K-12 project type where I will have an opportunity to affect the built environment of our future generations. “

Q: What project are you currently working on and what is your role?

“I am currently working on the San Juan Unified School District’s Winston Churchill Middle SchoolNew 21st Century Classroom Buildings.  As Project Manager, I am coordinating the project for an Incremental Submittal to the Division of the State Architect with the client, the consultants and the contractor.  Also my responsibilities include, but are not limited to, attending project meetings, assisting in drafting architectural drawings, coordinating consultant work, and working with the local jurisdictions to insure a smooth approval process.  The project is anticipated to be open for student use in the Fall of 2015.

Q: What is the one building that you just had to see for yourself?

“The building I most wanted to see for myself was the Institut du Monde Arabe  (The Arab World Institute) designed by Jean Nouvel in Paris, France.  The building utilizes apertures that open and close based on solar gain.  The aperture design beautifully mimics the Islamic screen typical in Middle Eastern architecture and is fascinating to watch as the entire wall becomes animated and adjusts to varying levels of daylight.”





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