As the daughter of a cabinetmaker-turned-contractor, Elizabeth was exposed to the art of hand drafting and the craft of building from an early age. She spent many hours observing the design process in her father’s workshop and on construction sites.

Raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., she also was influenced by the political and social climate characteristic to the area. This interest would propel her to achieve a national ranking in debate. Collectively, these formative experiences would form the foundation of her architectural education and practice. Elizabeth graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a minor in Philosophy from the University of Virginia, where she received the Faculty Award for Design Excellence. After graduation, she collaborated with a pair of professors on theoretical projects exploring responsive public spaces. Shortly thereafter, she relocated to New York City and began working for Openshop|Studio, a boutique firm that reinvented residential, retail and restaurant spaces with materials and light.

In 2011, Elizabeth earned her Masters of Architecture from Yale University, graduated second in the class and won the AIA Henry Adams Certificate and the William G. and Virginia Field Chester Scholarship Award. Highlights of her graduate work included traveling to and studying the history of the Venetian lagoon and the traditions of English landscape architecture. Her studies culminated in a final project which rethought Le Corbusier’s Capitol Complex project for the Utopian city of Chandigarh, India.

Elizabeth joined Centerbrook in 2012 and has contributed to projects at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut, a renovation at the University of Texas Law School, and The Pavilion at Grace Church in Providence, Rhode Island. Recently she has been involved in designs for Fairfield University and a private lakefront residence in Connecticut.

FACTS

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architectural Studies at Connecticut College
  • Outside of work, enjoys spending time with her husband and baby son