Elif Erez

Elif Erez is a Design Team Member in Studio Gang’s New York office, returning for her third stint at the Studio. She earned her bachelor’s degree in architecture from Yale University and is currently enrolled in the M.Arch I program at the Harvard GSD, where she focuses on issues of urbanism and ecology. She has previously interned for Kengo Kuma in Tokyo; taught an architecture workshop in Naoshima, Japan, for the education collective GAKKO, Inc.; and spent summers working as a construction manager for Habitat for Humanity in San Francisco and as a curatorial assistant at the Royal Portrait Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Elif was initially drawn to Studio Gang for its approach to architecture that uses design as a tool to bring people together and to create better spaces and more resilient communities. What drew her back was, again, people—this time the amazing team of designers that bring a diverse array of backgrounds and insights to the Studio. A consummate maker, Elif came to architecture through designing and building theater sets, which led her to take an architecture class out of curiosity. She enjoys thinking at multiple scales, jumping back and forth from the scale of the city to the scale of a building to the scale of the human body and its interaction with its immediate surroundings.

Born and raised in Istanbul, Elif is located in Brooklyn but thinks of home as wherever her bike is. Outside of the Studio, she enjoys listening to and making podcasts, writing sci-fi stories, running, cycling, and cooking. Her favorite natural landscapes include Black Moshannon State Park in Pennsylvania, Bear Mountain State Park in New York, and Green Mountain in Vermont. Her favorite bodies of water are, in order of size, the Mediterranean Sea, the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul, Lake George in New York, and Walden Pond in Massachusetts.

People

Design

Jeanne Gang
Founding Principal, Partner
Juliane Wolf
Design Principal, Partner
Weston Walker
Design Principal, Partner
Mark Schendel
Managing Principal, Partner
Thorsten Johann
Design Principal
Margaret Cavenagh
Design Principal
Rodia Valladares
Design Principal
Ana Flor
Design Principal
William Emmick
Principal, Design Management
Steve Wiesenthal
Principal, Campus Environments
Harry Soenksen
Senior Director, Technical Design
Peter Heppel
Technology Fellow
Aaron Mark
Design Team Member, Architect
Abraham Bendheim
Senior Project Leader
AJ Rosales
Project Leader, Architect
Alan Huang
Design Team Member, Architect
Alexia Cavazos
Design Team Member
Andrea Rovetta
Project Leader
Angela Peckham
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Anika Schwarzwald
Project Leader, Architect
Anissa Le Scornet
Design Team Member
Anne-Virginie Sala
Senior Project Leader
Anu Leinonen
Director, Design Management
Aria Griffin
Design Team Member
Art Terry
Project Leader
Arthur Liu
Design Director
Ashley Hinton
Project Leader, Architect
Aurelien Tsemo
Director, Design Management
Austin Chod
New York Shop Manager
Austin Edwards
Design Team Member
Bethany Mahre
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Blake Villwock
Design Team Member
Bryan Scheib
Project Leader, Architect
Caroline Acheatel
Design Team Member
Chris Bennett
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Christine Dunn
Design Director
Clifford Vickrey
Project Leader, Architect
Corbin Keech
Project Leader, Architect
Courtney Arabea
Design Team Member
David Swain
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Diana Aguilar
Shop Team Member
Elif Erez
Design Team Member
Enrique Orts Costa
Design Team Member
Eric Zuckerman
Design Team Member
Evan Wermers
Shop Team Member
Fatima Betts
Design Team Member
Francisco L. Padron Bolanos
3D & CAD Visualization Graphics Specialist
Hannah Lee
Design Team Member, Architect
Haoxiang Yang
Project Leader, Architect
Jason Flores
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Jay Hoffman
Design Director, Imaging
Jeffrey Pauling
Project Leader, Architect
Jing Chen-Joyeux
Project Leader, Architect
John Dolci
Senior Project Leader
Jonathan Izen
Design Team Member, Architect
Jordan Hicks
Project Leader, Architect
Julcsi Futo
Project Leader
Julia Roberts
Design Team Member
Julien Roy
Senior Project Leader
Kristina Eldrenkamp
Design Team Member
Lara Kaufman
Design Director
Laura Ettedgui
Senior Project Leader
Lauren Eggert
Design Team Member, Architect
Leia Gorra
Design Team Member
Liang Hu
Design Team Member
Liao He
Design Team Member
Liza Myroshnychenko
Design Team Member
Luis Medina
Design Team Member
Luis Tejeda
Senior 3D Visualization Artist
Lydia Link
Build Shop Manager and Urban Ecology Specialist
Maciej Kaczynski
Senior Project Leader
Mae Smith
Intern
Magda Wala
Project Leader, Architect
Marylynn Antaki
Design Team Member
Mauricio Sánchez
Director, Technical Design
Melissa Swick
Design Team Member
Michael Vallera
Shop Team Member
Michan Walker
Senior Project Leader
Micheal Nham
Project Leader
Molly Kinsella
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Ola Kusznerko
Design Team Member
Olesya Vodenicharska
Project Leader
Paige Adams
Senior Interior Designer
Paul Golisz
Design Team Member, Architect
Perry Strong
Design Team Member
Rolf Temesvari
Design Team Member
Sarah Beaudoin
Design Team Member
Schuyler Smith
Design Director, Shop
Seanna Walsh
Project Leader, Architect
Seth Byrum
Design Team Member, Architect
Shawn Barron
Design Team Member
Shovan Shah
Design Team Member, Architect
Shriya Ravishankar
Design Team Member
Shunfan Zheng
Design Team Member
Shuping Liu
Design Team Member
Teo Quintana
Project Leader
Tim Shouder
Project Leader, Architect
Weiju Lai
Senior Project Leader, Architect
Wen Zhou
Project Leader

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Alissa Anderson
Principal, Publications & Exhibitions
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Andi Altenbach
Archivist and Librarian

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Magdelis Santos
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Adrienne Penaloza
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Natalie Dubois
Marketing Coordinator

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Danny Graham
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Paul Aanonsen
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Amy Lawlor
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Ana Maksin
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Senior Project Accountant
Ryan Maxwell
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Tselanie Townsend
Studio Program Leader
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Chicago Office Coordinator
Kelsey Kirkley
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