Elizabeth Minnis oversees the Commonwealth’s $600 + million capital program of planning, design and construction for Higher Education, Public Safety, Judiciary, Human Services and other executive branch agencies and state offices. With a staff of over 100 architects, engineers and construction professionals, the Office of Planning, Design and Construction manages teams of A/E firms, contractors, subcontractors and construction managers to developing a wide range of projects from strategic facilities and campus master planning, repairs, renovations, and energy efficiency upgrades to major new construction.
Liz served the AIA as a the 2012 Chair of the Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) Advisory Group, and is the 2013 liaison to the Research and Communications subcommitees. She has moderated and delivered presentations on a number of topics related to both sustainability and justice planning issues. She is a founding member of the New England component of the AAJ, and has organized a number of seminars and presentations at the local chapter headquarters. She is a graduate of the Boston Architectural College and Boston University.