p r o f i l e S k i l e s A r c h i t e c t, PA
Architects Lisa Knemeyer Skiles and Albert B. Skiles specialize in providing personalized, creative design
services with an attention to detail, including site specific and energy-efficient building strategies.
Established in northwest Arkansas by Albert Skiles in 1981, the 30+ year practice is built upon serving the
client and delivering a successful built project with a team approach among the client, builder and
Albert Buchanan Skiles has practiced as a licensed architect in Arkansas since 1981, building a diverse
body of designs that feature natural materials, relationship with the landscape and open plans.
Graduating from the University of Texas School of Architecture with Honors, he moved to Arkansas in
1972. His craft is firmly rooted in an understanding of construction and vernacular precedent, while
emphasizing the importance of a strong relationship between the architect, client and builder. By working
"hands-on" at the site and building his own homes, he established a firm knowledge of construction and
much experience with energy efficient and solar design. The fine art of craftsmanship is incorporated into
every building he designs and is visible in the details, be it a custom railing, custom front door or an art
glass window, a detail that personalizes home. Albert is a member of the Historic Preservation Alliance of
Arkansas and his work has been featured in a variety of publications, including Southern Living, Popular
Science, Journal of the AIA, Landscape Architecture, Garden Design, Cityscapes and At Home in
Arkansas. He has designed over 300 new buildings, restorations and renovations in Arkansas, Missouri
and Texas with an emphasis in residential design.
Lisa Knemeyer Skiles holds an architectural license in Arkansas and NCARB membership. She studied
at the University of Arkansas with degrees from the Walton College of Business and the Fay Jones
School of Architecture and Design, earning the Edward Durell Stone Design Award and the Barbara C.
Crook Technology Award. Lisa has an interest in applying a modern sensibility to create well articulated
architectural space and details that inspire imagination. She is a LEED Accredited Professional (AP) with
a Homes Specialty, American Institute of Architects & NWA Chapter officer, City of Goshen Planning
Commissioner and International Council of Shopping Center's Certified Marketing Director designation as
part of a prior 15 year career in marketing management. Published works include the Dwell magazine,
Arkansas Life, At Home in Arkansas, Citiscapes, AY Magazine and archdaily.com.