Elaine Morales is a Design Manager at buildingcommunityWORKSHOP. Working from the Houston office , she leads the Rapid Disaster Recovery Housing Program (RAPIDO) and our disaster recovery planning work while supporting other making, community capacity building and policy initiatives within the organization.
During her time in the LRGV office Elaine led the RAPIDO pilot program, the Brownsville City Design Studio, and supported other Equity initiatives including the Land Use Colonia Housing Action (LUCHA), and the Public Interest Design Initiative (PDII). She was a bcFELLOW from 2013 to 2014. Prior to joining [bc], Elaine centered her studies in architecture and urbanism on community development and international cooperation. Elaine brings to [bc] experience in participatory approaches, research and design, and connecting policy guidelines to fieldwork and practice.
Elaine obtained a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Master of Architecture from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) and a Master of International Cooperation from the International University of Catalunya (UIC) in Barcelona, Spain. She also has a Post-bachelor Certificate in Urban Studies from the UPR.