Lionakis is very pleased to announce that Carol Lanham, AIA, Associate DBIA, CCM has joined the firm as Civic Principal, based in our Newport Beach, CA office. Carol brings over 35 years of experience working in the A/E/C industry and she specializes in civic projects for county, state and federal agencies. Carol will lead our Southern California Civic Studio Team, enhancing our firm’s ability to serve civic clients in this region.

Carol spent five years working for the Federal Court as the Circuit Architect for the Eighth Circuit, US Courts, representing federal court agencies on capital construction projects. As an architect, senior project manager, and market sector leader, she has managed large teams in the development of needs assessments, programming, design and construction documents on numerous multi-million-dollar government, courthouse, correctional, and civic projects across the nation.

Carol has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma and is the Director of Mentorship for the Association for Women in Architecture + Design (AWA+D), Vice Chair of the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles (AIALA) GO! Committee, member of the national AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) Technology Committee, and she has been a UL Fire Council member since 2008. We are excited to have such an accomplished and highly collaborative professional join our team who also shares our firm focus on mentorship and staff development.

Hitting the ground running on her first week at Lionakis, you can hear more from Carol on Thursday, April 22, where she is part of a select panel on leadership from the AIA Women in Architecture Committee, Women in Construction, at AIA Los Angeles. Please join us in offering Carol a congratulatory and warm welcome to the Lionakis team!