Elizabeth Laman graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a minor in Studio Arts. She also worked as an undergraduate teaching assistant for an architectural history course and two design studios. Elizabeth recently participated in a design-build course in collaboration with the Swanson School of Engineering. She and her peers researched non-conventional building materials to create a temporary installation made from bamboo and ultra-high-performance concrete at Benedum Hall.
While at Pitt, she strived to merge her passions for mathematics and medicine with architecture to develop a creative and empathetic approach to architectural design — putting humans and their unique experiences at the center. Her studies have provoked a particular interest in computational design and community and social-led designs.
Elizabeth plans to pursue her master’s degree in Architecture with a focus on urban sustainability and social justice, as well as becoming a LEED accredited professional — as she wants to understand further what it means to create a positive and impactful effect on both the built and social environment.
When she is not working or studying, you can find her reading, exploring art museums, watching the latest A24 film, or playing video games (particularly The Legend of Zelda series!).