Elisa Silva is an architect with a Master's Degree in architecture from Harvard University (2002). She has worked in New York, Boston, Atlanta, Madrid, Rome, and Caracas. She received the Premio Roma de la Academia Americana award in 2005; the Wheelwright Prize from Harvard University in 2011; and the Graham Foundation Grant in 2017.
Since 2007, Silva has been Founding Director of Enlace Arquitectura whose projects include: the Sabana Grande Boulevard Pavement project in Caracas; a public space project on Beethoven Avenue in Bello Monte, Caracas; the urban design and public spaces of Puerto Encantado Higuerote in Miranda, Venezuela; and the Acqua Aruba tourist complex. Enlace Arquitectura has been awarded prizes including: first place in the Inparques contest; finalist in the Parque Metropolitano La Carlota contest; first place in Parque Metropolitano Maracay; first place in the Rehabilitación de Sabana Grande contest; and prizes in the 7th Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (2012), the 11th Bienal de Arquitectura en Venezuela (2014), the 10th Salón Malaussena (2016), and the 20th Bienal de Arquitectura y Urbanismo in Chile entitled Diálogos impostergables.
Silva is co-author of the book CABA Cartografía de los barrios de Caracas 1966–2014, which received the Premio Andrés Bello de la USB in 2016; Pro-inclusión, edited by CAF and presented at Quito Habitat III in 2016; and various publications from Fundación Espacio.