New York native Elizabeth, a licensed architect with NCARB certification plus a BA in Architecture, has an abiding love for the fusion of ancient craft and modern aesthetic. In fact, Elizabeth has an appreciation for all things paradoxical: the imperfect elegance of wabi-sabi design, the complex simplicity of a perfectly mixed martini, or the opposing harmony of laughing until she cries.

In 2008 she teamed up with Brian Higgins to launch Raw Architecture, an award-winning Colorado firm, where she grew her passions for multi-family and historic preservation, as well as her expertise in interior design. In tribute to her love of making lists, here are some of Elizabeth’s other passions (in no particular order): traveling, Kempo (she’s a black belt), learning and speaking Italian, bodies of water, cold clean air, and silence.