Liz Dunn

Founder & Principal



Liz Dunn is the Consulting Director of the Preservation Green Lab, a Seattle-based research and policy think-tank affiliated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  The Green Lab works with selected partner cities around the nation on policy initiatives that incorporate reuse of existing buildings and neighborhood fabric into those cities’ larger sustainability objectives – ranging from environmental performance to economic resiliency and cultural diversity.  Liz is also the founder and principal of Dunn & Hobbes LLC, a developer of mixed-use projects in Seattle that specializes in the adaptive re-use of existing buildings and the construction of small in-fill projects, with a focus on maintaining and creatively embellishing the character and fine urban grain that is at the heart of successful urban village neighborhoods.

Liz is on the board of Capitol Hill Housing and on the Design Oversight Committee for Seattle’s central waterfront, and is past-president of the board of ARCADE Magazine. Her past and present community involvement also include the Mayor’s Green Building Task Force, the Cultural Overlay District Advisory Committee and the Pike-Pine Urban Neighborhood Coalition. In 2007, Liz was made an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects.
Liz earned her Bachelor of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo and her MBA at INSEAD.  She also holds a graduate certificate in Community Planning and Development from the University of Washington and will receive her Masters of Social Science in City Design (pending fall 2011) from the London School of Economics.


Dunn & Hobbes LLC
Position: Founder & Principal