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Lisa Mullikin

Associate Professor

School of Interior Architecture

Lisa Mullikin has dedicated her career to teaching interior design and architecture while working as an architect in California and Louisiana. She recently joined the Interior Design program at the University of Tennessee as an associate professor. She began her career in London and New York working on commercial interiors and slowly developed a specialty in historic preservation and sustainable design after receiving a master of architecture from the University of Maryland. She spent eight years in San Francisco and was involved in award winning projects while working at NBBJ and Page & Turnbull Architects. Her private practice has focused on the modern translation of vernacular traditions, historic preservation, and the recycling the existing built fabric for adaptive reuse. Her research complements her teaching and practice, focusing on regional daylighting that originates with the history of the culture and its relationship to the landscape.

Contact Information


  • M.Arch. University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • BS University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Licensed Architect, Tennessee
  • LEED Accredited Professional


  • Mullikin + Stevens
  • LLC Architecture
  • Interiors and Landscape Design

Courses Taught

  • First Year Studio
  • Second Year Interior Architecture Studio
  • Third Year Interior Architecture Studio
  • Fourth Year Interior Architecture Studio and Joint Studio
  • Architecture Thesis Committee member and chair

Expertise & Interests

  • Historical preservation and rehabilitation
  • Energy efficient residential projects
  • Interior – Exterior relationships