Elaine Gallagher Adams

Architecture professor


  • B.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design
  • B.Arch., University of Kansas
  • M.Arch., University of Kansas


“I have 25 years of architectural experience in historic preservation, new construction, urban design, and sustainability, most recently with Rocky Mountain Institute, a clean energy and whole systems design think tank in Boulder, Colorado, where I provided a right-brained perspective in a sea of left brains. A decade ago, I managed federal historic preservation projects, sustainability."

Major projects/credits:

  • Arizona State University Carbon Neutrality Action Plan, Tempe, Arizona, 2014
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (opening 2015)

Awards, recognitions and honors

Colorado Young Architect of the Year 2004