Elizabeth Carmichael - AIA | Principal Architect
As the founding architect of ECOhouse, Elizabeth pays attention to creative sustainability in projects. With over 20 years experience in residential, retail, entertainment, restaurant and bar design, her practice includes minimal, yet elegant design, with attention to detail and quality craftsmanship, while observing the belief that architecture can have a positive effect on communities, the environment, and how families interact. In addition, she serves on the Board for San Diego Green Building Council.
Ken Carmichael | CEO
CEO and Director of Operations, as well as Elizabeth’s spouse and co-founder of ECOhouse, Ken provides operational support for all projects including site investigation and review, discretionary, ministerial, and permit processing and is a Certified Discretionary Completeness Professional with City of San Diego Development Services. Ken has developed a strong relationship with both city and county agencies through his expertise as a liaison.
Paola Cruz | project manager
Paola has been with ECOhouse for four years. Her excellent responsible and professional attitude makes her a wonderful member of ECOhouse
Khristine Melendez | Jr. project manager
Khristine is our newest member of the ECOhouse family. As a graduate from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, she hopes to bring her design knowledge and skills she has acquired in order to further grow as a professional at ECOhouse.
Joaquin Cortez | project coordinator
Joaquin, currently studying at NewSchool of Architecture + Design, is a valued member of the Ecohouse team, assisting the project managers and Liz on a multitude of projects and performing a number of architectural duties.
JoAnn, currently established as the Director of Education and Marketing at EcoHouse, has been an important member here at EcoHouse for several years. She has focused on setting new initiatives in sustainability education and certification specifically for the local communities and AIA continuing education and has significant experience with curriculum/training implementation and instructional design and technology integration.