Scrafano Architects



Elizabeth Gibb, a registered architect in California, is a national award-winning designer with 25 years of experience in the construction of residential, academic, and institutional buildings. Her experience as the architect/owner/contractor building her own new home in Cambridge, Massachusetts and recently renovating her current home in Pasadena gives her a unique insight to all aspects of design and construction. She has a strong ability to translate the conceptual design intent of a project into the construction detail, and communicate and build consensus with all constituents of a project.  She is a problem solver in the management of the construction process with meticulous attention to detail.

In addition to practicing Elizabeth has taught architecture at RISD, BAC, Northeastern, SCI-Arc and most recently she was a full-time faculty member for 7 years at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts. Elizabeth was part of the faculty team that led a student design/build project in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. This student project involved over 100 students over 4 trips and won national awards.

Elizabeth learned to build with two firms: Paulett Taggart Architects in San Francisco and Machado and Silvetti Associates in Boston. She had her own firm for over a decade in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Many of her projects have been published nationally and internationally and awarded local and national awards, including an AIA Honor Award.

She was thrilled when opportunities for her family brought her back to Los Angeles – the city she absolutely loves above any other city. She has known Elissa since 1986 when they were in graduate school together at SCI-Arc. Elizabeth is excited to become part of the team at Scrafano Architects.

In addition to architecture Elizabeth is learning to play piano again with her son. She and her husband, Markus Meister, who met in Pasadena in the 1980s, are rediscovering all things California and Los Angeles. The family travels around the world looking at art and architecture and watching their daughter playing Ultimate Frisbee.

Contact
beth@scrafano.net
Education
  • University of Michigan BS Biology; MS Microbiology/Immunology
  • SCI-ARC M.Arch
  • Glenn Murcutt Masterclass
Favorite Books
Autobiographies of artists such as Just Kids by Patti Smith
Favorite Film
Godfather 2
Favorite Cities
Los Angeles, Sydney, Rome
Favorite Recent Artists
Richard Diebenkorn, David Hockney, Kara Walker
Favorite Buildings
Thermal Baths in Vals Switzerland, Case Study #22, The Stahl House, Katsura Villa in Kyoto, Villa Malparte in Capri, MIT Media Lab