Alisha Burkman, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, RA

Alisha strives to be a facilitator of connecting architecture with discoveries and ideas in outside fields, and her diverse passions and interests keep her actively investigating new ways to approach her work. Architecture embodies the unique opportunity to explore and illustrate the endless intersections of art and science, politics and culture, and technology and craft. Alisha believes that within these intersections lie the greatest potential for revelation in design, yielding a more effective and activating built environment.

As a native Oklahoman, much of her work and involvement in architecture before joining Overland focused on the development of her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma where she sought opportunities to grow the city while preserving the local spirit and history. In addition to majoring in Architecture at Oklahoma State University, Alisha discovered the value of engagement in diverse topics as a tool to widen her design perspective as an architect. In her years as a student, she explored graphic design, art history, and spent a semester studying ergonomics and industrial design at the Loughborough University School of Design in England. From mentoring, volunteering, and organizing social events as a student, she has a passion for active and intentional involvement that carries into her role at Overland.

Alisha is happiest when she’s busy, and therefore spends much of her free time working on creative projects, planning trips, and acquiring new skills. Whether she’s experimenting with cocktail recipes or attempting new art mediums, she believes in the constant pursuit of curiosity and learning.

Oklahoma State University
Bachelor of Architecture, 2017

Restorative | Relator | Achiever | Developer | Strategic