Elizabeth Roberts Architects: Collected StoriesElizabeth Roberts, with contributions by Christine Coulson and Alanna Stang, and a foreword by Wendy Goodman

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The first book by the New York–based AD100 architect Elizabeth Roberts compiles photographs, sketches, and even vignettes of fiction, to showcase her award-winning work

Over the past decades, Elizabeth Roberts Architects has built a practice of specificity. Whether breathing new life into a historic townhouse or imparting a sense of place into a ground-up contemporary home, Roberts dissolves the boundaries between architecture, interior design, and objects. Her sensitive approach and timeless aesthetic have earned her firm not only wide acclaim and AD100 status, but also a devoted following.

The 18 projects featured in this book—among them chic city townhouses and brownstones, contemporary mountain retreats, and a restored country farmhouse, as well as commercial and cultural commissions, and ERA’s designs for wallpaper and furniture—reflect Roberts’s dedication to reframing the distinctions between history and modernity. Varied in their typologies, all are remarkable for being refined but warm, composed but informal, contemporary but enduring, qualities that have earned Roberts a clientele that includes Hollywood luminaries, celebrated fashion designers, and media moguls.

Interspersed throughout the projects are hand-drawn sketches; historical ephemera such as postcards, archival photos, and antique maps related to each site; and short fictional vignettes written by renowned novelist Christine Coulson, which add dimension, context, and surprise. 


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 305 × 229 mm (12 × 9 in)
  • Pages: 288 pp
  • Illustrations: 220 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781580935869

Elizabeth Roberts, AIA began her solo practice shortly after completing her graduate studies in historic preservation at Columbia University and undergraduate studies in architecture at UC Berkeley. A native of Northern California, the award-winning Roberts is now an ardent New Yorker.

Wendy Goodman is the designer editor of New York magazine and the author of May I Come In? (Abrams, 2018).

Christine Coulson is the author of Metropolitan Stories (Other Press, 2019) and One Woman Show (Avid Reader/Simon & Schuster, 2023).

Alanna Stang is cofounder of Well Said, a narrative strategy consultancy, and coauthor of The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2005).