Meet the Panelist | Elizabeth Erbes
The “Being Creative & Taking Risks – A Conversation with Design Entrepreneurs” panel discussion is on Tuesday, June 14th.
Learn a little more about our second panelist, Elizabeth Erbes!
Elizabeth Erbes, AIA, LEED BD+C, CEFP
Avec Design Build
Architecture was a second career for Eliz, her first was in education, teaching art to students in kindergarten through high school at various school districts across Iowa. When her family relocated to Ames, it provided her the opportunity to attend Iowa State University and pursue a Masters in Architecture. Upon graduating in 1999, she went to work for RDG in the K-12 Focus Market. Eliz has programmed, master planned and designed educational facilities for various school districts in Iowa including; West Des Moines, Burlington, Mason City, Fort Dodge, Ames, Des Moines, and Story City. Her passion for improving places of learning drove Eliz to pursue certification as an Education Facility Planner, establishing her as the first in Iowa to receive this designation. In 2015, Eliz and several colleagues established Avec Design+Build, located in Ames, focusing on architect-led-design-build as the project delivery method. The firm recently received certification as a Women Owned Small Business at both the national and state levels.
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