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 pre-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.
PAULA SHERR joined EH architecture + design in February 2016. Raised in Maryland and Austria, Paula graduated from Virginia Tech in 2001 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a concentration in Industrial Design. Paula brings with her 15 years of architectural experience from projects based in NYC. Long Island, upstate New York, Nashville, and Seattle. Prior to working at EHad, she was a Project Designer and Project Manager for an architecture firm in Brooklyn for 10+ years. She has worked on a wide variety of project and construction types, most recently a complex, ground-up trio of row houses in the historic Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn.
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, specializing in 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.