Licensed architect with nearly a decade of experience in contextual and sustainable city building. Elisa loves design and cares deeply about promoting vibrant and authentic built environments that appeal to the senses.
Elisa leverages her creative and technical expertise to unify divergent perspectives while managing projects from entitlements to construction. Her specialties are office, housing, and education.
Before joining project^, Elisa was an architect at EHDD Architecture in San Francisco, acclaimed for its timeless and sustainable buildings. She started her career at and at James K.M. Cheng Architects in Vancouver, an architecture and urban design studio which gave birth to “Vancouverism” now influencing cities across the globe, from Dubai to San Diego to Beijing to Honolulu. Her experience ranges from micro tenant improvements to city masterplans. Elisa’s past projects include Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco, Waiea at Ward Village in Honolulu, and an interiors upgrade for a prominent tech company in Mountain View.
During her studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Elisa was involved at the university design office where she liaised between students, the planning department, and local architects to help build various student centers across campus. Elisa is a member of the American Institute of Architects.