Penelope Daborn, ASID Allied, Principal
Growing up in Kenya and India, lands of sumptuous visual contrasts, Penelope’s appreciation of color and shape is as instinctive as it is learned. Her education in the U.K. and work in London, Vancouver and New York developed a discerning eye for spatial relationships, and an innate ability to listen was honed by years spent in the world of non-profit organizations. She opened Penelope Daborn Ltd. in 1996, shortly after moving to Maine.
Elizabeth Elsea – Design Associate
Elizabeth’s first appreciation for architecture and design was initially fostered by her upbringing in an historic home in New Hampshire, from where she traveled extensively throughout the United States. She first came to Penelope Daborn Ltd. as an intern and subsequently a project manager after completing a degree in interior design. Then a move to California took her to the San Diego area for six years, where she worked for Scout @ Quarters D, involved in staging, interior design, and retail. On returning to New Hampshire in 2016, she became certified as a Color Specialist and rejoined Penelope Daborn Ltd.
Brian Duffy, R.A., Consultant Architect
Brian has practiced architecture for 40 years, first under the tutelage of John Calvin Stevens II, and then with other major firms on projects ranging from the restoration of historic buildings to the design of Portland’s Metro station, Civic Center and Jetport. He opened his own firm, Brian E. Duffy Assocs., in 1997, and since then has undertaken a wide variety of commercial and residential work, including a number of projects at Colby College, such as the athletic center and several classroom and dormitory buildings. Most recently he has collaborated with the renowned Californian firm of Frederick Fisher & Partners as Project Architect on two new galleries and a studio at the Colby Art Museum.
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