Liz Dunn is the founder and principal of Dunn & Hobbes LLC, a developer of mixed-use projects in Seattle that specializes in the adaptive re-use of existing buildings and the construction of small in-fill projects, with a focus on maintaining and creatively embellishing the character and fine urban grain that is at the heart of successful urban village neighborhoods. She is also the Consulting Director of Sustainable Communities Policy for the Preservation Green Lab, a research and policy think-tank affiliated with the National Trust. The Preservation Green Lab works with partner cities and environmental organizations around the nation on policy initiatives that incorporate reuse of existing buildings into cities’ larger sustainability objectives – ranging from environmental performance to economic resiliency and cultural diversity. In 2011-2012 she was an Affiliate Fellow with the Runstad Center for Real Estate at the University of Washington.
Liz currently serves on the board of Capitol Hill Housing, the Pike-Pine Urban Neighborhood Coalition, the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict steering committee, and the City of Seattle’s Waterfront Design Oversight Committee. Liz holds a BMath from the University of Waterloo, an MBA from INSEAD, and an MSc in City Design from the London School of Economics. In 2007 she was made an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects.