B.Arch, Cornell University, S.M. Arch. S, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Elizabeth Kamell received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and a S. M. Arch. S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a registered architect and has practiced in New York, Boston and in Florence, Italy with Galfione and Cox in association with Studio Aldo Rossi. In addition to teaching, Kamell maintains a practice Syracuse.
Kamell’s research on urban housing examines the relationship of social, political and formal aspects of dwelling in the city. Her work on the New York State Urban Development Corporation, was supported by a grant from Syracuse University, presented at Policy and Design for Housing: Lessons of the Urban Development Corporation 1968-75, at the CUNY Graduate Center, and A Pocket Guide to Housing of the UDC was published in 2005.
At Syracuse, Kamell was Director of the Community Design Center from 2000 to 2007. The work of the CDC focused on issues of urban design in the City of Syracuse including the rehabilitation of landmark buildings, housing development in blighted precincts, and proposals for rethinking the Interstate-81 corridor.