Elizabeth Premazzi is the head of Architecture Design and Construction for the Behring Companies and has been a part of the team since 2012. Premazzi, a Brazilian native, also manages the Behring’s capital markets group for South America. Prior to her time at the Behring Companies, Ms. Premazzi was the Founder and Managing Director of Elizabeth Premazzi Design & Architecture Consultancy Shanghai Ltd. Ms. Premazzi built her company into one of the premier international design firms in China where she designed and oversaw construction of high end luxury show flats for some of China’s most prestigious residential projects.
Premazzi was highly sought after in the development community for her rare combination of chic international design talent, multi-lingual and cross-cultural capability and strong local operation that was able to navigate challenging business environments on behalf of clients. Over 8 years of success, Premazzi designed over 15,000,000 square feet of residential property throughout 210 different projects and managed over 35 full time architects/designers and employees. Most notably, Premazzi designed the show flats for Casa Lakeville, the iconic residential project located at Shanghai’s XinTianDi restaurant and entertainment district. Premazzi’s accomplishments are further demonstrated through her 2008 IAIC (Asia Pacific Interior Design Biennial Awards) nominations, television appearances in TV shows such as Make Up My Room (sponsored by Markor Furniture), and even a Personal Interview with major Chinese cultural icon, Cao Ke Fan. Her work has been featured in a number of editorials and magazines such as, HOMEIDEA Edition, Vogue Magazine, HolaChina, and more.
Clients included Vanke, Shui-On, Shimao, Tishman Speyer, Hines, Beijing Hua Mao, Green Land, Forte Group, Join-In Group, Kai Di, Excellence Group, CIFI Group, Warf and more. Along with architectural design, her firm custom designed and manufactured home decor items to accent her designs and eventually the collection became her personal home decor line, Premazzi Couture.
Premazzi is actively involved in the community participating and/or contributing to numerous philanthropic projects including the Fuzhou Orphanage Foundation and the Rotary Club Shanghai and the Global Health & Education Foundation. Premazzi’s creative talents were also utilized as a member of the organizational team behind the GRAPHIC DESIGN Expo in China (2009).
Premazzi graduated from Faculdade de Belas Artes De Sāo Paulo, Brazil, with a Masters Degree in Architecture and Urbanism. Ms. Premazzi also completed postgraduate studies at Aarhus Architecture School in Denmark with a focus in Urban Planning. Ms. Premazzi is fluent in English, Portuguese, Danish and Spanish and is business proficient in Mandarin Chinese.