Norwich University Presents Award-Winning Real Estate and Community Developer Elinor Bacon of E.R. Bacon Development


Feb. 5, 2018

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art continues its lecture series with Elinor Bacon, President, E.R. Bacon Development, who will discuss her experience in the world of real estate and community development in both the private and public sectors in a lecture at Chaplin Hall on Friday, February 23, at 4 p.m.

Sponsored by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, all lecture series events are free and open to the public. The School of Architecture + Art’s 2017-18 Lecture Series is themed: “Building Social Justice: Art as Activism.”

Elinor Bacon, the 2017 recipient of the prestigious American Institute of Architects D.C.- Washington Architectural Foundation Glenn Brown Award, has more than 35 years’ experience in housing, real estate and community development.

Currently, Bacon is a partner in the nationally acclaimed project, The Wharf, a mile-long stretch along the Washington Channel, Potomac River in Washington, D.C., developed with restaurants, retailers, residences, businesses and performance venues, led by PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette. In 2002, she formed E.R. Bacon Development, LLC, a real estate development and consulting firm that focuses on urban infill, mixed use, mixed income development, affordable housing and adaptive reuse of historic buildings. Beginning in 1997, Bacon served as Deputy Assistant Secretary at HUD, during the Clinton Administration. In 2001, Bacon launched the National Capital Revitalization Corporation, a quasi-public real estate development corporation established by the Washington D.C. Council, with the mission to spur economic development throughout the District.

Bacon studied at Bennington College, earned a bachelor’s degree from The New School for Social Research, New York City, and a master’s degree in Chinese Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Congress for The New Urbanism. She is a member of the Montpelier Development Corporation Board of Directors since 2016, and served on the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board.

The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation is a philanthropic organization that supports cancer research, education, volunteerism, and other charitable endeavors.

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art is the only National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited architecture school in northern New England.

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