Cushing Design Co. is a boutique heritage consulting firm based out of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.


Our project work connects us with:

  • all orders of government;

  • government agencies;

  • individual property owners;

  • developers;

  • partnering firms; and

  • community groups, among others.


We work with our clients to plan and conserve cultural heritage resources (e.g. historic homes, institutional buildings, streetscapes, agricultural buildings, landscapes, among others).



Heritage Consultant  M.Plan

Elizabeth Cushing

Elizabeth Cushing is the founder of Cushing Design Co., a heritage consulting company. Elizabeth is a heritage planner with public and private sector experience, having previously worked for federal and provincial governments, and the consulting industry. Elizabeth has significant experience in cultural heritage projects and has developed Cultural Heritage Evaluation Reports (CHERs), Heritage Impact Assessments (HIAs), Heritage Conservation Plans, Heritage Documentation Reports and Design Assessments and other cultural heritage studies and plans for public and private sector clients such as the Halifax Regional Municipality, Metrolinx, City of Hamilton, Hydro One, and the City of Markham. She has served as a Board Member for the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP; 2016-2018) and sat on the Indigenous Community Planning Committee and Membership Committee, and founded the Student Affairs Sub-committee. Elizabeth is a Candidate Member of CIP, an Intern Member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP), and a Member of the Association for Preservation Technology (APT).