Elizabeth Foster

Elizabeth Foster AICP, 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.