ELIZABETH HARRISON KUBANY
Elizabeth Kubany’s work begins with her lifelong belief in the power of architecture, design, and art to make the world a better, more beautiful, and more equitable place.
For more than two decades, her work in communications has reflected this profound passion for all aspects of visual culture. She has been an engaged and informed participant in the cultural community for years and possesses a breadth and depth of awareness that has proven invaluable to her clients.
Her client roster is an international group that includes cultural institutions and foundations, art galleries, architects, developers, designers of all types, and artists, but the work itself is based on relationships – both with her clients and the media. The merging of intimate client connections and her long-standing media networks, with her deep expertise in the subject matter, enable Liz to tell her partners’ stories strategically and with nuance that extends far beyond press releases, sound bites, or bullet points.
Liz defines public relations in the broadest way possible – including all aspects of communication, digital and social media strategy, brand awareness, and market penetration and expansion – all within the context of business development. Ultimately her success is inextricably tied to her clients’ success.
She studied architecture and art/architectural history as an undergraduate at Columbia College and received her Master’s degree in architectural history and theory from the Architectural Association in London.
She has been the director of public relations at Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates in New York and Los Angeles, an editor at Architectural Record magazine, and the firmwide director of public relations for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill where she conceived, organized, and directed a public relations strategy for the 1,100-person, nine-office firm.
She worked in this position for two years, when she became a consultant to SOM and founded her firm. Liz is currently on the Executive Committee of the board of Open House New York and the board of Isaiah House, a homeless shelter and social services provider in East Orange, NJ. She has served on the Curatorial Advisory Committee of Exhibit Columbus (Indiana). She is a proud resident of Maplewood, NJ, and writes a monthly column on local artists and designers for SOMA Living Magazine. She is a member of The Fourth Floor and the Art Mamas Alliance.