Liz graduated from the Architectural Association in 1990 initially working for London practices including Sir Norman Foster & Partners, Edward Cullinan Architects and Matrix Design Cooperative. She established Adams and Sutherland with Graeme Sutherland in 1996.
She combined practice with academic work, teaching at the Architectural Association, and as visiting lecturer at London Metropolitan and Brighton University, and continues to be involved with academic life through lecturing, and acting as external examiner, currently at Westminster University and previously at the AA and universities of Brighton and East London.
From her wide experience of delivering public projects, both buildings and landscapes she has developed a sensitive approach to matching the requirements of public sector clients alongside the needs of project users, as at Chandos community centre, Lowlands performance space and landscape, and Ocean Green (High Street 2012).
Liz led the GLA/LDA Design Advisor appointment (2006-2013) working closely with Design for London and the GLA on urban strategies and public spaces.
In addition to leading on a number of our community buildings, she has been responsible for renovations and extensions of grade 2 Listed buildings in and around London, and is on the RIBA register of conservation architects.