Elizabeth R. Leber
“As architects and planners, we are always learning – you can’t really push the limits on something until you fully understand it. We get to the essence of what people do and then shape our work around it.”
Liz Leber is dedicated to advancing mission-based institutions through forward-looking adaptive reuse, new construction and planning projects. Liz is committed to guiding a commission through its full evolution, problem solving at every juncture. She is engaged from initial, big-picture concept design and early-phase scoping and programming straight through to the more technical phases of construction documentation and administration. Both within and outside the firm, she is recognized for her ability to approach every challenge with a balance of creativity, pragmatism, and unfailing optimism. Guided by her astute and inquisitive nature, Liz excels at extracting the core objectives of her clients and their stakeholders, and translating the collective needs and mission of institutions into creative architectural solutions. She is skilled at facilitating consensus around a cohesive vision and navigating complex approvals processes, from internal governing boards to outside agencies.
Liz’s clients include leading universities, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Princeton University, and Lehigh University, as well as not-for-profit institutions, including the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Liz is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., Art History) and Columbia University (M.Arch.) She is a former board member of the Columbia University GSAPP Alumni Association, and is a registered architect in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, and is NCARB certified. Liz has been at BBB since 2001.