Elizabeth Godbold

Elizabeth Godbold



Elizabeth joined the firm in June of 2008, after graduating with her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan, where she was awarded the Metzger Scholarship. She received her B.S. in Architecture from the same institution in 2004, upon which she received the college’s service and social justice award.

Between her degrees, she worked as an architectural designer at a custom residential firm in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and also acted as the Regional Associate Member Director for AIA Michigan from 2006-2007. During her graduate studies, she was fortunate enough to study abroad in both Argentina and Italy. Her particular area of study in Italy was Florentine Renaissance art related to architecture

While at WJW, Ms. Godbold has worked on numerous affordable housing developments across the Midwest, along with assisted living and independent seniors projects in the Chicago area. Her current research interests include the link between building and community health, as well as designing for individuals with mobility impairments.

Ms. Godbold is also a member of Chicago Women in Architecture, and enjoys leading and participating in discussions on the role and importance of supporting women in the design and construction fields.

Elizabeth is a LEED AP with BD+C specialty, and has completed projects that have achieved LEED for Homes Certification and a LEED Silver project. She has also completed a number of projects that have achieved Enterprise Green Communities Certification.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and kayaking.

  • B.S., Architecture, University of Michigan
  • M. Arch., University of Michigan


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