Staff Spotlight: Elizabeth Stonecypher
Elizabeth is a Project Architect at Caron and helps lead the Revit team. She has helped develop in-house office Revit standards with her work on the 8 Tower and the 2121 5th Ave high-rise projects and completed Advanced Revit training certification as of 2017.
How long have you worked at Caron Architecture, and what is your favorite thing about working here?
February 2019 made it three years. The people at Caron are the best. People bringing in their culture, work experience and personality makes every team unique and wonderful. The diversity of the projects coming into the office is another great highlight. I could easily be working with a team on a small multi-Family or a high-rise.
What projects are you currently working on?
I am a project architect for a multifamily apartment located on the east side of Shoreline along 15th Ave. It has 124 market-rate units and sits on a site that once held a gas station. Soil cleanup action and other site complications has made this project a great learning experience working with city, state and local departments.
An early learning childhood development center in Kent, WA is another project I have been working on for the past year. Permitting is wrapping up and we hope to have a building by the end of this year.
What is one of your hobbies that not many people know about?
Plants! – I love me some plants, especially my house plants in the winter. The bright greens and blooming flowers help keep the gloomy gray Seattle weather at bay. We are currently undertaking a full redesign of our oversized Seattle yard this spring with new raised flower beds, a vegetable garden, and hopefully one day soon honey bees and chickens. We are just trying to figure out how to keep our Newfoundland puppy from chasing the chickens.
Favorite Caron Design / Favorite Non-Caron Design and why?
The Central Apts. off 23rd and Union is my favorite built project of Caron’s. This may change as we complete more projects in 2019, something to look forward to.
As for Non-Caron design, I’ve always had a soft spot for anything Alvar Aalto. I’ve had the opportunity to tour a few of his buildings and how he meticulously designed with light and natural wood is pure magic.