Elizabeth R. Leber

Managing Partner
"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 architecture and planning projects. 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, from internal governing boards to outside agencies. 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. Liz applies these same skills and energy to her role as Managing Partner of Beyer Blinder Belle. Her position affirms the firm's successful transition to a third generation of leadership and ensures BBB's future-looking strategic vision and sustainability. Liz's clients include leading universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, as well as not-for-profit institutions including the New York Public Library and the 92nd Street Y, New York, which honored her in their Extraordinary Women Awards in 2021. Liz is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., Art History) and Columbia University (M.Arch.) She is a board member of the Urban Green Council. She is a registered architect in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Rhode Island, and is NCARB certified. Liz has been at BBB since 2001.

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