Liz has worked as a sole proprietor for sixteen years, specializing in Residential design and renovation. Prior to starting her own practice she was a project architect at Brown, Eichman, Dalgliesh, Gilpin and Paxton, working in John Dalgliesh’s studio. Her architectural internship was with dB Associates and Paul Sweet Architect/ Engineer. She attended the University of Virginia School of Architecture and received her Master of Architecture degree in January 1986. Liz has lived in Charlottesville, Virginia since 1982. Born in Big Spring, Texas, Liz’s early childhood was spent on the Mountain Home Air Force base in Idaho and the Clark Air Force Base, Luzon Island, the Philippines. Growing up in old Wethersfield and Farmington, Connecticut, suburbs of Hartford, Connecticut, Liz developed a love of colonial architecture design and history. She moved to Farmington, Connecticut in 1972. While a teenager Liz’s parents renovated the historic “Gundy”, a house that Theodate Pope Riddle once owned and lived in while building the famous Hill-Stead estate with the help of the architecture firm McKim, Mead and White. The Hill-Stead museum and the architecture of beautiful Farmington village played a large role in developing Liz’s sense of design and classical proportion. She attended Amherst College, majoring in Fine Arts with concentrations in painting, art history, and French literature.