A creative team with a wide range of architectural design experience
Elizabeth DiSalvo is the founder and principal architect at Trillium Architects. She is a Graduate of Columbia University with a Masters of Advanced Architectural Design and of Rensselaer (RPI) with a five year Bachelor of Architecture and Building Science. Elizabeth has been a Registered Architect since 1993 and currently holds registration in the States of New York and Connecticut. She is a member of the AIA, NESEA, CTPH, PHNY, and the USGBC, and has been on the Board of Directors of the CT Green Building Council.
Elizabeth grew up in the Architecture field in Fairfield County, CT. She has been working in architecture since 1982—her sophomore year of high school. She has worked for many high-end Architects in Fairfield County. She has also lived and worked in Los Angeles, New York, and 'off-the-grid' in Colorado, and has experience with extremely high-end modern and traditional residential construction as well as intense do-it-yourself, hands-on construction, such as straw bale and adobe building methods. Passive House, Net Zero, LEED home design, passive solar, alternative fuel sources, alternative building methods and materials, are all within Elizabeth's realm of expertise.
Elizabeth speaks to both the public and the building industry on prioritizing green residential construction.
Cristianne is an Architect from Brazil with a degree in Architecture and Urban Design from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She has been living and working in the US since 1998 and has worked for several different Architectural firms. Cristianne has design experience on various projects, from religious buildings, retail, corporate interiors, to high-end residential. Cristianne lives in Ridgefield with her family, and enjoys spending time with friends, doing yoga, and going for walks. She also travels frequently to Brazil where she recently has developed a few partnership projects.
Kirsten is a graduate of the Masters of Architecture program at City College of New York. She has worked on a range of residential projects, including hands-on building experience as well as design. Trained to take an interdisciplinary approach that approaches site and buildings in conjunction, Kirsten has also incorporated landscape design in her work. Prior to beginning her career in Architecture, Kirsten co-founded a successful medical software firm. She lives in Redding and enjoys travelling and spending time outdoors with her family.
Alex is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts-Architecture. His program specialized in environmentally sustainable design, which helped to cultivate his passion for taking better care of the planet. Alex is currently working on progressing his career through IDP hours in order to become a licensed architect. Recently having moved from Massachusetts, Alex now resides in the town of Bethel, where he enjoys drawing, spending time with friends, and hiking.
Goia (pronnounced "JOY-ah") is our office/marketing manager. She has over 20 years of business experience in marketing, administration, and customer service. She is a graduate of Iona College with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. Goia is a local Ridgefielder who is an avid runner and indoor spin enthusiast.
JoJo is the office dog, his main responsibility is emotional support, but he is also our office greeter and head of security.