Bios

Elizabeth Harrison Kubany studied architecture and architectural history as an undergraduate at Columbia College and received her Masters degree in architectural history and theory from the Architectural Association in London.

From 1995–1998,  she was director of public relations at Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates in New York and Los Angeles. After leaving HHPA, she joined the staff of Architectural Record magazine, the most widely read design journal in the world, as practice editor. In this position, she covered the business and management issues confronting architectural practitioners, as well as writing about design. Among her achievements at Record was writing an award-winning story on architectural fees and creating a regular page in the magazine to cover small projects.

In 2000, Elizabeth was hired as firm-wide director of public relations for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to conceive, organize and direct a public relations strategy for the 1,100-person, nine-office firm. She worked in this position for two years, when she became a consultant to SOM and founded EHKPR.

Elizabeth has spoken widely on various topics, including the role of public relations and marketing in the practice of architecture, ethics in architecture, and the problems with architectural fees.

Elizabeth serves on the boards of Open House New York and the AIA New York Chapter.

 

Rachel Judlowe holds a B.A. from Williams College, with a focus on art history and architecture.

From 1999 – 2006 she worked at the Museum of Modern Art, first in the Department of Education, where she produced the Museum’s audiotours, and then in the Department of Architecture & Design where she oversaw coordination of the MoMA/PS1 Young Architects Program as well as many public lectures and symposia.

In 2006 Judlowe joined Ruder Finn, Arts & Communications Counselors where her work focused on new and expanding cultural institutions around the world, as well as the promotion of major cultural events. Additionally, she has undertaken a diverse group of art world and cultural projects, including the development and implementation of PR campaigns for art galleries, foundations, product launches, museum exhibitions and a range of publications.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Architectural League.