Elissa Winzelberg


Elissa Winzelberg is responsible for overseeing the planning, design and construction of properties leased or owned by Breaking Ground. She analyzes prospective sites, participates in the selection of consultants and contractors, coordinates programming and design based upon targeted populations and oversees the construction process through project start up and post-occupancy.


Before joining Breaking Ground in 2008, Ms. Winzelberg designed and developed affordable multi-family housing primarily in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to working as a principal in her own firm, she was a partner in Anderson Associates Architects and an associate at Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners. At Beyer Blinder Belle she participated in designing and administrating housing, offices, and manufacturing facilities, specializing in historic preservation. She is a registered Architect having received her Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute, and a Masters in Historic Preservation from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and Planning.  Ms. Winzelberg is LEED AP Building Design and Construction, a Certified Passive House Designer, holds a Green Roof for Healthy Cities certification, and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.