Bachelor of Architecture: 1983
When Howard Elkus and David Manfredi founded Elkus Manfredi Architects in 1988, the first employee they hired was Elizabeth Lowrey to develop and oversee the firm’s interior design practice. In 1996, she became Director of Interior Architecture and a Principal of the firm in 2002. The firm now totals 330 professionals working internationally, and the size of the Interior Architecture practice is ranked Number 63 by Interior Design magazine. Elizabeth currently oversees hospitality, retail, and corporate design projects for international clients including Walt Disney Imagineering, Caesars Entertainment, Fidelity Investments, as well as academic work for Harvard, MIT, Boston University, and other higher education clients; residential development projects in cities across the U.S.; and institutional interiors projects. Boutique Design magazine identifies Elizabeth as a "maverick" and "silo buster" for her industry-crossing approach to design diversity and her pioneering work in the design of branded workplace environments that enhance firm culture and organizational performance. She is a recipient of the Corenet Service Provider award and the Collaborating Professional award from CREW, the country’s leading professional organization promoting the advancement of women within the commercial real estate industry. Elizabeth is a member of the editorial advisory board for Contract magazine and a frequently invited speaker at design and architecture forums as well as academic institutions. She is actively involved with a number of philanthropic committees including the United Way. In January 2015, Elizabeth was invited to join the Interior Design Committee of the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory in New York. Invited to participate again in 2016, Elizabeth, alongside David Rockwell, Alexa Hampton, Nate Berkus, Thomas O'Brien, Alessandra Branca and others, supported the Young Collectors Evening to benefit the East Side House Settlement.