Elmer Lin

registered architect, ncarb, csi

Raised in California, Elmer's earliest exposure to architecture was of the local agrarian structures and wide open skies of the Central Valley, and later of Mies van der Rohe and Renzo Piano by spending childhood visits to the Seagrams Building and the Menil Collection.  By the beginning of high school, he knew architecture was his passion and craft.  


After working high school summers in Fresno, California, and college summers in Los Angeles and Oakland, Elmer Lin received his professional degree in architecture and art history from the University of Oregon in 1991 and a masters degree and William Kinne Fellowship from the Columbia University in New York in 1995. He is NCARB certified, a member of the Construction Specification Institute, and licensed to practice architecture in the states of California and Hawaii.


Prior to founding Consortium, Elmer began as an environmental designer at Landor, and then held staff architect positions with Hood Miller Architects, Gabellini Associates, Chan Sau Yan, Freebairn-Smith & Crane, Jensen & Macy, and mostly recently, Kuth Ranieri Architects.  Elmer has also collaborated with Randolph Designs, Mr Important Design, and Glessner Design on recent projects.


As the Principal, Elmer is involved in all aspects of design and project management beginning with the first conversation down to the last punch list.  Elmer, whose projects and relationships have been about continuity and endurance, embraces collaboration and partnership in the design process producing unique resolutions to the art and science of architecture.