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Elizabeth Christoforetti

Founder and Design Lead, Supernormal


Elizabeth Christoforetti works broadly across scales as a strategic thinker and an architectural and urban designer. She is the founder and design lead at Supernormal, an urban research and design group created to improve the translation of granular urban and real estate data into intelligent design, development and planning outcomes. She received an MArch with Distinction from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, where she received the Henry Adams Medal, the school’s highest academic honor. Elizabeth currently holds a fellowship in the Social Computing Group at the MIT Media Lab. Prior to MIT, she served as a lecturer and studio coordinator at Northeastern University, where she taught graduate and undergraduate architecture studios.

From 2010 to 2015 Elizabeth practiced architecture and urban design at Utile, where her work focused on the exploration of innovative building typologies and progressive planning strategies for their integration into the public realm. Projects include the Parking Plus design challenge and the Law on D, an award-winning event landscape that engages the principles of informal urbanism for long-term planning efforts. In 2014 she led a team to explore resilient block-scale building typologies and win the "Out of the Box" award for High Street City, an entry in Boston’s Living with Water Competition.  She has also worked for DEGW London (now Strategy Plus with AECOM), Howeler + Yoon, and Office dA.

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