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architecture educator

Elizabeth Cooper English, American architecture educator. Achievements include design of buoyant foundation system for retrofitting existing houses in New Orleans and southern Louisiana.

Background

English, Elizabeth Cooper was born on November 10, 1953 in Summit, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Woodruff Jones and Carolyn Barton English.

Education

Bachelor, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1978. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2000.

Career

Structural engineer Weidlinger Associates, Cambridge, 1979—1982. Assistant professor Rhode Island School of Design School Architecture, Providence, 1984—1986. Lecturer architecture University Pennsylvania, 1990—1991.

Visiting assistant professor architecture University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1998. Assistant professor Tulane University School Architecture, New Orleans, 1999—2003. Associate professor research Louisiana State University Hurricane Center, Baton Rouge, 2003—2007.

Associate professor architecture University Waterloo School Architecture, Cambridge, Canada, since 2007. Lecturer in field.

Achievements

  • Achievements include design of buoyant foundation system for retrofitting existing houses in New Orleans and southern Louisiana.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-editor: (book) Bridging the Gap: Rethinking the Relationship of Architect and Engineer. Contributor chapters to books, scientific papers in field, articles to professional journals.

Membership

Co-founder women's ice hockey team Princeton University, New Jersey, 1973. Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (chair committee aesthetics in design 2000-2003, chair technical administrative comm on special design issues 2003-2007), Society Historians Eastern European and Russian Art and Architecture, American Association Wind Engineering, American Association Advancement Slavic Studies, Association Women in Slavic Studies (board directors 2002-2004).

Connections

father:
Woodruff Jones

mother:
Carolyn Barton English