Director of Design
Master of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts, School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico
Elba is an Associate Principal and Director of Design at Hickok Cole. She leads the design of some of our most prominent office buildings, build-to-suit headquarters, and repositionings. Elba is the co-founder of Hickok Cole’s iLab, a member of the 2019-2020 ULI Leadership Institute Class, and the Co-Chair of The Architect’s Newspaper’s 2020 Facades+ DC Conference.
She joined the firm in 2002, soon after earning a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was awarded the Paul Phillippe Cret Prize, the Arthur Spayd Brooke Memorial Gold Medal, the Mario Romanach Fellowship, the E. Lewis Dales Traveling Fellowship, the American Institute of Architects Scholarship, and the Newbury Scholarship.
A designer at heart, Elba leads her team to rigorously tailor architectural concepts to her clients’ ethos, needs, and aspirations. She recognizes a site’s potential and helps transform properties into places that contribute to the cities we love.