Beth Nelson

Beth Nelson

Alameda, CA, US

View Portfolio


Project Manager / Senior Architect with 17+ years of professional experience in architecture

Expertise in Multifamily Housing, Hospitality, Restaurant Design, Retail, Healthcare, Interior Architecture

Licensed architect, LEED Accredited Professional, AIA Member, NCARB certified

M. Arch. from Princeton University, 2001

B.S. in Arch. from University of Virginia, 1998


Relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in Late 2014 to be closer to family



Ratcliff Architects Inc., Emeryville, CA, US, Senior Project Manager

Oct 2017 - current

Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS), Alameda, CA, Volunteer / Dogwalker & Silent Auction Committee Member

Jan 2016 - current

ignition architecture, San Francisco, CA & Alameda, CA, Consulting Architect & Project Manager

Oct 2015 - Sep 2017

Beth Nelson, Architect, Alameda, CA, Owner & Freelance Architect

Oct 2014 - Sep 2017

Noll & Tam Architects, Berkeley, CA, US, Senior Project Manager / Senior Architect

Mar 2015 - May 2015

Edgewood Foundation, Edgewood, PA, US, Board Member & Webmaster

Sep 2011 - Oct 2014

Community Design Center of Pittsburgh (CDCP), Pittsburgh, PA, US, Volunteer / Design Consultant

Jan 2011 - Oct 2014

Desmone & Associates Architects, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Project Manager / Senior Architect

Aug 2008 - Oct 2014

The Hillier Group, Princeton, NJ, US, Project Planner / Architectural Assistant to Principal-in-Charge

Jul 2001 - Mar 2003

The Hillier Group, Princeton, NJ, US, Architectural Intern, full-time

Sep 1999 - Jul 2000

The Hillier Group, Princeton, NJ, US, Summer Intern 1999

May 1999 - Aug 1999

Jonathon A. Booth, Architect, Far Hills, NJ, US, Summer Intern 1998

May 1998 - Aug 1998

Jonathon A. Booth, Architect, Far Hills, NJ, US, Summer Intern 1997

May 1997 - Aug 1997

The Brady Studio, P.C., Bernardsville, NJ, US, Summer Intern 1996

May 1996 - Aug 1996

Tylman R. Moon, Architect, Flemington, NJ, US, Summer Intern 1995

May 1995 - Aug 1995


Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US, MArch, Masters Program

Sep 1998 - May 2001

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, Bachelors, B.S. in Architecture

Aug 1994 - May 1998


Certificate of Merit, Interior Architecture, Andy Warhol Museum Renovations, AIA Pittsburgh, Award


Pittsburgh's 50 Finest, 2012, Award

Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest are 50 of the city’s most accomplished and eligible men and women. These outstanding professionals are selected on the basis of their activity in the community and success in their careers.

Personally raised over $8,600 towards the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation over a 4-month period. This exceeded the goal set by the organization of $2,500/person.

The 2012 class of Pittsburgh's 50 Finest has raised more money for CFF than any other Finest class in the country... ever. Grand total was over $300,000.


2011 Peoples' Choice Award, Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. (AIA), Award

The People’s Choice Award presented by AIA Pittsburgh provides the public the opportunity to vote for a favorite design project by visiting the Design Pittsburgh online exhibit.

One award is presented per year.

Design projects eligible for the 2011 People’s Choice Award are for design submissions in the Architecture, Historic Preservation, and Interior Architecture categories. Votes are collected on the Design Pittsburgh website and tallied by AIA Pittsburgh. The winning design is determined by popular votes cast and announced at the Design Awards Ceremony.


Areas of Specialization