Aric Lasher is Director of Design for HBRA. As lead designer, he works with the project team to establish the design direction, oversees the work through the design development phase of a project, and in subsequent phases continues to monitor its conformance to the original design intent through review of design documents, material selection, and detailing.
Mr. Lasher began work with HBRA in 1985, returned in 2005, and was made a Principal in 2006. At HBRA Aric's projects have included buildings for government, cultural, academic and public institutions, residential projects, landscapes, renovations and restorations of historic structures. His interest in the evolution and planning of building ensembles is explored in the book, Plans of Chicago, which considers the legacy of planning innovation and the future of the city from an analytical and urban historical perspective.
Aric graduated from the College of Architecture, Art & Planning at Cornell in 1984 and has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. In addition to his work in architecture he has designed sets for several films including “Minority Report,” “Pearl Harbor,” and “What Dreams May Come.” Aric's professional affiliations include the Society of Midland Authors, the Art Directors' Guild, the Society for College and University Planning and the Society of Architectural Historians, where he serves on the Board of Directors. He is a registered architect in the states of Illinois and Connecticut.
Mr. Lasher is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.