Elizabeth Moule

Elizabeth Moule


Guest Speaker
Seaside Prize 2023

Introducing Elizabeth Moule as a panel speaker for the 2023 Seaside Prize honoring Donald Shoup.

Her career includes architecture, urbanism, real estate development and education. A native of California, she holds a M.Arch. from Princeton University, a B.A. from Smith College in Art History and Government, and attended the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York City.

She is a cofounder of the Congress for the New Urbanism, a national organization aimed at integrating aesthetic, social, environmental, economic and policy aspects of urbanism, and is an emeritus member of its Board of Directors. A founding partner of Moule & Polyzoides, Architects and Urbanists, she is a national leader in environmental sustainability and designed one of the greenest buildings in the world, the Robert Redford Building for the Natural Resources Defense Council in Santa Monica, California. She recently coauthored the CNU’s Canons of Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism, companion to the Charter of the New Urbanism. Ms. Moule’s experience ranges from the design of educational, institutional, commercial and civic buildings to historic rehabilitation, housing, campus planning and large urban design projects at all scales.

A frequently invited public speaker, she has been published in The Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Dwell and Residential Architect and has contributed articles to many books and periodicals, including The Nikkei Shimbun, The Los Angeles Forum, The Charter for the New Urbanism and The Seaside Tapes.

Liz has taught on an invited guest teaching basis at several universities including the University of Miami, University of Washington, USC and KTH in Stockholm among others. She has also been appointed the Robert A. M. Stern VisIting Professor in Classical Architecture at Yale University.

Moule & Polyzoides, Architects and Urbanists is the winner of twelve Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Design Awards. Their project for Lancaster Blvd won the EPA’s highest award, the National Award for Smart Growth Achievement: Overall Excellence in Smart Growth. They are the recipients of the Seaside Prize (1998) and the Institute of Art & Architecture 2015 Arthur Ross Award.