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Lilly Architects, Tulsa, OK – (918) 582-5044

Locally owned and operated, Lilly Architects is a growing firm that has been serving the Tulsa, Oklahoma market since 2013. As architects and design professionals, we believe good design is timeless and has the power to have a positive impact on quality of life. The architects on staff have over 50 years of cumulative professional experience. While small in number, we are large in experience and pride ourselves in providing superior service to our clients.

Chris Lilly

AIA, Principal Architect


Founder and Principal Chris Lilly has earned a reputation for designing historical renovations that express each project’s cultural significance. He is a versatile architect with a balance of design and technical expertise and has worked across a broad range of project types including mixed-use, hotel and residential, education, museums, healthcare and research, civic and cultural, master planning, adaptive reuse and historic preservation. Lilly has uniquely positioned the firm with a focus on preservation and the employment of cutting-edge technology. His interest in building technologies has spearheaded the efforts within Lilly Architects in the area of design construction integration through 3D scanning, Virtual Reality and leveraging the most from Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems.

Nathan Williams

Associate AIA


Since graduating from Oklahoma State University in 2003 with a Bachelors of Architecture, Nathan has worked as an architect on projects that include master planning in Bahrain to high-rises in China to convention centers in Chicago to board game cafes in Tulsa. Today, Nathan is more involved with the project management side of the projects working to keep the team motivated and the project on schedule. In his free time, Nathan likes to ride his bike and paint, but more importantly play with his baby boy. Architecture should acknowledge it's surroundings and the history of its context while looking to the future. Architecture should force one to look up from their device and take a moment to yourself to "breathe".

Daryl Tannehill



Daryl Tannehill is a graduate from Oklahoma State University and a licensed architect. Her approach to design is holistic, starting from understanding the clients mission and then developing design solutions across all phases that align with the client’s goals. Daryl has worked on a wide variety of project types, including mixed-use, private residential, adaptive reuse, educational and museums. Her skills cover the spectrum, from conceptual design through construction administration.

Clifton Donaghue

Associate AIA


Clifton has more than 17 years of professional experience ranging from furniture design to large civic projects. He believes that there is always a opportunity for good design no matter how large, small, expensive or inexpensive a projects is. When not working Clifton enjoys coaching others for half-marathons and the local pub run.

Rebecca Lilly

Accounting Manager


Stephanie Kissee

Office and Accounts Administrator


Stephanie has worked in the Architectural industry for over 15 years. As a graduate of Wade College in Dallas, Texas, her education was focused on fashion design. Her interest in design drew her to the field of architecture and her passion as an Office/Accounts manager lies in creating efficient solutions for small businesses. She welcomes the opportunity to streamline processes, maximize efficiencies and foster relationships. She is committed to helping other by making their job easier. She loves the arts, spending time with her family, running, hiking, traveling and serving her community.

John Dunn

Associate AIA


With a Bachelor of Architecture from Oklahoma state University and a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from the University of Pennsylvania, John has a serious passion for architectural pedagogy and the advancement of the field of design. Since entering the field in 2014 John has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from minor interior remodels to residential and commercial skyscrapers. His design approach is one that endeavors to inspire curiosity and exploration of the built environment through the creation of tactile and visually engaging architecture. Outside of architecture John enjoys spending time outdoors, creating art, and working on motorcycles.

Emma Stafford



Emma Stafford is a Designer who joined the firm's Interiors department in 2022. She is passionate about all things design but has a special love for tile and furniture design. Emma is a graduate of the Clary Sage College Interior Design program. Outside of the office, she loves to spend time with her son, go thrift shopping and flip/refurbish furniture. To reach Emma contact her at emma.stafford@lillyarch.com.

Danielle Terrell

Interior Designer


Danielle is an NCIDQ-certified interior designer with 12 years of experience in the industry. She specializes in the K-12 & higher education market with an emphasis on student dining centers & residence halls. She's worked nationally on projects from Long Island & New Jersey to North Carolina, Texas, and Colorado. Danielle is passionate about creating interior spaces that tell a story. She believes in designing comfortable spaces that connect people and inspire them. Danielle is married with 2 young kids and a small dog. In her spare time, she loves to bake and her specialty is french silk pie! She is always working on some craft or creation with her kids or taking them to explore the outdoors. To contact Danielle you can email her at danielle.terrell@lillyarch.com