Elijah Hughes, Associate
Elijah works with developers, advocates, public agencies, and elected officials to create meaningful civic places and powerful public infrastructure. Elijah frequently works across disciplines in diverse teams and is excited to unpack complicated design and coordination challenges to achieve clearly defined project outcomes. His passion for research is matched with his design and project management skills, making him a strong leader across project types and scales.
As an Associate at evolveEA and a senior project manager, Elijah creates cohesive policies, strategies, and plans for public agencies at critical inflection points. He worked with water and sewer authorities in Pittsburgh and Buffalo to advance a systemic city-wide approach to planning green stormwater infrastructure, and collaborates with communities, agencies, and advocates along Pittsburgh’s busways and light rail lines to plan for equitable transit-oriented development. Elijah was previously a researcher at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History where he published on the evolution of the mammalian brain and ear. Elijah received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University and is an EcoDistricts Accredited Professional.