Main Entrance Foyer of the Baker School in Austin, Texas

lali shipley, aia


512.447.6806 x14

Lali’s experience with a variety of project scales and building types provides an insightful understanding of a project’s natural and cultural context. She brings a diverse professional background to the table. Together with her business education and historic preservation experience, she provides both a critical approach and a compelling narrative to each project’s management and design. Most recently, she focused her efforts on the award-winning adaptive reuse of a historic school into a corporate headquarters, successfully working with her team to complete the project on budget and ahead of schedule.


Grove City College, Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship

University of Texas at San Antonio, Master of Architecture

community involvement

Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation, Board Member (2019-2021)

Community First! Village, Tiny Victories Design Competition Winner

Select project experience

The Baker School Campus, Austin, Texas

Sandbox Advanced Behavior Analysis Center, Austin, Texas

Saxon Pub Renovation, Austin, Texas

600 Industrial Renovation, Austin, Texas

Texican Cafe, Kyle, Texas

Cesar Chavez Housing Complex, Austin, Texas

Barrel O’ Fun Performance Lounge, Austin, Texas

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Multiple projects, USA