The firm’s founder and president, ELIZABETH HERRMANN, AIA, holds a professional degree in architecture (BArch) from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY and Rome, Italy) where she was awarded both the Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal and Downing Prize for her work. She brings 25+ years of residential and commercial architectural experience and historic preservation to the practice – from working at firms in Vermont, San Francisco, Minneapolis and abroad. She has served as a guest critic for the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Architecture + Design Program, Norwich Univeristy’s Architecture school, and for Middlebury College’s architecture program, and has taught at the University of Minnesota. She is a licensed architect in Vermont and Minnesota, and a member of the American Institute of Architects, Vermont Green Building Association, Building for Social Responsibility, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She was the Cameron Visiting Architect at Middlebury College in March ’19, and is a member of Efficiency Vermont’s Efficiency Excellence Network.
In July of 2017, EH welcomed NATHALIA ELLIS, Architectural Associate, to the studio. Nathalia was raised in São Paulo, Brazil, where she earned her Bachelor of Architecture and Urban Planning degree from the University of São Paulo. She went on to receive a Master of Architecture from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, focusing on school design for multicultural environments. At firms in Vermont, Las Vegas, and São Paulo, Nathalia has worked on a variety of building typologies, from residential and commercial to hospitality. She has also worked in the Planning Department for the City of São Paulo, and brings her passion for sustainability, whether at the urban or residential scale to her work. While studying at UNLV, Nathalia worked for two years as a graduate assistant teaching introductory undergraduate architectural classes. She recently participated in the Sustainable Montpelier 2020 Design Competition and is currently studying to take the architectural licensing exams.