Elizabeth Foster

Elizabeth Foster LEED AP



When Beth Foster entered design school, she already had work experience under her belt. Rather than the typical studio internship though, she had accepted a role with a non-profit organization that had a very broad educational mission. For two years, she served as a liaison to US Congressional offices for Close Up, a bipartisan civic education foundation, and developed middle/high school curricula around urban planning issues.

Beth brings this urban, education-focused perspective to her work as a large-scale planner for clients like the St. Joe Corporation; the city of Columbia, Maryland and University of San Francisco, a private Jesuit institution. She enjoys working with institutional clients as they typically approach projects with a long-term vision and strong commitment to mission.

Beth also feels privileged to have developed several very rewarding long-term client relationships as a result of her work. Her campus planning portfolio includes new campuses such as the joint R&D campus at the University of California (UC) Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and urban campuses such as Portland State University and UC San Francisco.