ELIZABETH BAIRD, AIA, Principal
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Elizabeth moved to Austin after graduating from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a minor in Architectural History. She spent time working to pursue interests in sustainable design, retail design, and graphic design before returning to school to earn her Masters in Architecture from the University of Texas.
Upon graduation, Elizabeth then joined local award-winning firm Mell Lawrence Architects, where she honed her architectural skills working on residential and civic projects, and eventually became an Associate of the firm. She then transitioned to work for boutique residential contractor, Miars Construction, where she engaged in everything from bidding to managing construction of projects, including her own design/ build work.
Building on these experiences, Elizabeth approaches her current award-winning design practice with a firm understanding of both sides of the building industry and a strong belief in the impact good design can have on quality of life. She has loved the process of creating for as long as she can remember and welcomes the opportunity to design at all scales, as exhibited in her self-titled jewelry line, which has been sold in several well-known stores in Austin. Elizabeth is grateful to have the opportunity to live and work in such a dynamic city that supports design and creativity, and loves to spend time exploring all of Austin's great spaces, old and new. She also regularly sits on design reviews for the University of Texas Architecture School. Elizabeth is a licensed Architect in Texas (TBAE #25039)
Kristin Proeger, Architectural Designer