EF | Design & Planning, LLC

Providing local and regional planning services in New Hampshire, Maine, and beyond.

What we do.

EF | Design & Planning is committed to providing top notch services in diverse planning areas and meeting the unique needs of all clients and projects.  

Why we do what we do.

We recognize that planning enables us all to better understand the complexity and inter-connectivity of society. Planning is a tool for ensuring that the needs of current and future populations are met and for connecting us with our physical environment. It provides an important an opportunity for community members to get engaged and participate in shaping the space they live, work, and play in.  


We love to be involved with this process. 

Community &
Land Use Planning 

EF | Design & Planning provides local and regional land use planning assistance to help your community stay current, compliant, and prepared for the future.


We are passionate about climate adaptation. Let's work together to increase the resiliency of your community, project, or property. 

Environmental Planning

We recognize that environmental quality provides the foundation for healthy social and economic systems. That's why we engage in projects ranging from local land conservation projects to regional watershed planning and everything in between.    

Visual Tools & Communication

Visual tools help engage, inform, educate, and inspire a target audience or the general public. Let's talk about how we can enhance your project, initiative, organization, and sense of place in your community through visual communication and design. 


EF | Design & Planning, LLC was formed in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire with the objective of providing communities with support, resources, and tools to plan for the present and future. 

EF | Design & Planning is owned and operated by Liz Durfee, AICP.  Liz has experience in the fields of planning, natural resources, and sustainability. She has worked in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. Her approach to planning is to improve the way human activity and natural systems function through innovative and integrated planning. A firm believer in the ability of the arts to deliver powerful messaging and improve quality of life, Liz aspires to increase the use of visual communication methods and art to enhance projects, public education/outreach efforts, and community spaces. Collaboration, transparency, quality, and commitment are core aspects of her work.   

Prior to forming EF | Design & Planning, Liz worked as a local and regional planner in southeast New Hampshire, and as waterfront land use analyst and planner in Michigan. Her education includes dual Masters Degrees in Urban & Regional Planning and Natural Resources & Environment  (2011) from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Conservation (2006) from the University of New Hampshire. She was awarded Planner of the Year by the New Hampshire Planners Association in 2020. Liz lives in Durham, NH with her husband, daughter, and cat.


Liz Durfee, AICP

Owner & Principal