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 regional planner and contract town planner in southeast New Hampshire, and as waterfront land use analyst and planner in Michigan. She currently works with local clients and as a part time environmental planner for AECOM. 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.


Liz is certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners. She is member of the American Planning Association (APA) and APA's Water and Planning Network Education Subcommittee. She is also a member of the New Hampshire Planners Association (NHPA) and NHPA's Legislative Subcommittee. 

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