As one of the founding owners of Built for Dreams, Alisha has developed her career in interior design and construction for more than 20 years…
President and CEO
Registered Interior Designer #09871, NCIDQ, IIDA
Office fun facts:
“Technology junkie. Currently looking for a pet drone to convert into a Personal Assistant.”
“Super hero is Herimone Granger – she stays cool in tough situations and is able to fix life with a single wave of her magic wand. “Live-e-osa!”
“Gypsy spirit, can travel across the world, prop her feet in the sand and call it an office.”
As one of the founding owners of Built for Dreams, Alisha has developed her career in interior design and construction for more than 20 years. She owned and operated a design studio for 12 years before founding Built for Dreams, and worked in architectural and engineering firms prior to that.
“My love for the built environment stems from growing up in a construction focused family. My passion, however, is interiors. We live inside spaces, work inside spaces, play inside spaces; even outdoor spaces have indoor components (restaurant patios, coffee and cantinas, hotel courtyards and café’s, health and wellness areas for hospitals to spas, resort and bungalow living to name a few).
Quality interior design maximizes our usefulness of spaces through space planning, interior architectural detailing and textural design, enhanced by décor elements. Together, all of this enhances comfort, supports wellness and well-being and appeases our send of personal style. Construction, when delivered as part of the creative process, through the use of talented craftspeople, makes the final architectural product highly satisfying to the client. It made perfect sense for me to meld design and construction into a design/build service to ensure our clients get exactly what we design to the level of quality our clients expect.
I approach interiors with these base beliefs to give each client an individualized and personalized project. I adopt the work ethic that this can be accomplished in some way for any budget.
And finally, interior designers are a venue for creativity and Built for Dreams bubbles over with it.”
Education & Licensure:
Guilty Pleasures: Chocolate anything, a vacation anywhere and lifelong friends to share them with.
Favorite Places: While anywhere with a sandy beach will satisfy as a favorite place, I still have so many places to go, I don’t know what may emerge as my favorite!
Additional Passions: My passions include any day when I get to do absolutely nothing! (still waiting for that day)
Interior design can carry you into so many different areas of focus, and there are so many aspects to interior design, you are not limited to one field of concentration.
Registered Interior Designer #11737, NCIDQ, IIDA
“The office social butterfly.”
“Takin’ care of business is her office hum.”
“Likes to feel the beat to any good song, is a dancing queen that will show you up on the dance floor.”
What I love about interior design, and what kept me in the field, is the notion that every person is different and every project is different. There is nothing monotonous about what we do. Interior design can carry you into so many different areas of focus, and there are so many aspects to interior design, you are not limited to one field of concentration. It stays fresh.
With Built for Dreams, I get exposed to different types of projects and clients with our focus in commercial interiors, the Haworth dealership, and design/build division for commercial. It is exciting to be involved in a whole project and watch a project evolve from an idea, a thought, and a drawing to a finished space. The process always feels like a great surprise at the end, and it is fun to be able to deliver a whole project to our clients
Education & Licensure: Bachelor of Interior Design, Minor Architecture, Texas Tech University
Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, #11737; NCIDQ, #31435, IIDA
Favorite Places: Texas Tech Tailgate Parties, laying out by a pool or a beach
Guilty Pleasures: Anything chocolate!
Additional Passions: Cooking, watching movies, spending time with family
Built for Dreams is truly a dream come true. I have always had a passion for interior design, and get to watch as someone’s dream comes to fruition.
“Maker of money. Seeker of savings. Wall Street wishes they had her.”
“Rivals Martha Stewart with her home cooked meals.”
“Built for Dreams is truly a dream come true. I have always had a passion for interior design, and get to watch as someone’s dream comes to fruition from beginning to end. We are able to offer so many unique options for a diverse group of clients. We have a great time together and produce beautiful results. We are so blessed. It is such a pleasure working with such gifted and talented women.”
Favorite Places: New Orleans and anywhere along the coast.
Guilty Pleasures: Oh my – food for thought. Yes, eating anything and everything.
Additional Passions: I truly love cooking, and being with friends and family.
I enjoy interior design as an ever-changing art that is distinctive, purposeful, and full of rhythm. Transforming the everyday mundane into a space of distinction.
Registered Interior Designer #11708, NCIDQ, IIDA
Office fun facts:
“Process Strategy Specialist aka Wizard of Chaos Management in high heels.”
“Trying to convince the world that Oreos and O.J. are a match in heaven.”
“Always in her zone, the quietest little box of delight.”
“I enjoy interior design because it is an ever-changing art that is distinctive, purposeful, and full of rhythm. As designer, I have an opportunity to transform the everyday mundane into a space of distinction. To see an idea start from a sketch and then become a physical reality is truly an incredible process to be a part of.
Built for Dreams is an amazing design firm where we are given opportunities to work on a wide range of projects. We design through collaboration; so our clients have the benefit of a team with diverse backgrounds and knowledge. Our goal is to understand the needs of an individual while creating a space that is purposeful and artistically pleasing. I am honored to work with a team that is passionate about design and improving the wellbeing of others.”
Education: Bachelor of Interior Design, Minor in Architecture, Texas Tech University
Licensure: Registered Interior Designer, NCIDQ #31464, TBAE #11708, IIDA
Favorite Places: Outside – swinging in my hammock, riding my bike, lounging at the park, floating the river; did I mention my favorite place is outside?
Guilty Pleasures: Ice-cream! Any time of year.
Additional Passions: Adventures with my husband, my fur baby Angel Marie, and spending time with the ones I love.
After spending quite a few years outside of West Texas, I have happily moved back to Lubbock and joined the team at Built for Dreams.
After spending quite a few years outside of West Texas, I have happily moved back to Lubbock and joined the team at Built for Dreams. My goal is to provide exceptional customer service that matches the superior products and services our team provides.
It is a great team environment and the support we show each other is of a magnitude I have never experienced before in my previous employment.
I have always loved learning new things, even as a kid. During college, I couldn’t find anything that kept my interest or allowed me the exploration and discovery I wanted until I found design. After twenty-eight years, I find as much excitement and fulfillment as I did in college. I focus on the fluidity of built environments so functional spaces can also be comfortable, and familiar places become unique.
I have a unique ability to envision spaces in 3D.
I have a unique ability to envision spaces in 3D. This talent helps me create more functional and comfortable workspaces that leave our clients satisfied and more productive. My favorite part of the job is surprising clients with the benefits of strong design and well-planned interiors.
Since high school, I enjoyed accounting and I’ve always been an organized person. My job here at Built for Dreams allows me to put those skills to work.
Since high school, I enjoyed accounting and I’ve always been an organized person. My job here at Built for Dreams allows me to put those skills to work. Since I am often one of the last employees to contact our clients, I want to end the project on a high note and offer them the kind of customer service that will bring them back to our company.