Elizabeth Godbold


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With over thirteen years of experience with WJW, Elizabeth has a significant track record of affordable housing development projects across the midwest.

Her role at WJW has helped to further her passion for working with non-profit organizations and organizations that serve special needs communities, giving her valuable understanding of the needs of the people who will live in the environments that designers create. 


Affordable housing for individuals, families and seniors; supportive housing, including housing for people with disabilities or addiction recovery housing. Elizabeth has also completed numerous projects which have achieved sustainability certifications, such as LEED for Homes (including one LEED Silver project), Enterprise Green Communities and the National Green Building Standard.

Key Focus

Providing quality, affordable housing for seniors, families and special needs populations; Elizabeth’s work focuses on being responsive to the communities’ needs as well as sensitive to the surrounding environment.

Research Interests

Community health as it relates to the built environment, with a focus on housing.

Passionate About

Leading and participating in discussions on the role of women in the design and construction fields — she believes in the importance of supporting women and minorities in these industries, and is the founder of an informal women’s group within WJW. Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and kayaking.

I believe everyone deserves a safe, supportive place to live that they are proud to call home and that the built environment can help us all thrive and live better, healthier lives. It’s why I do what I do.

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