An architect, social innovator, professor, and self- proclaimed “Green Giant,” Liz is an expert on sustainable design and spatial innovation in challenged urban environments.
Liz was a design director and part of the leadership team at Public Architecture, a national nonprofit that mobilizes designers to create positive social change. Liz’s signature efforts include the Day Labor Station, an innovative design and advocacy campaign that engages day laborers to address issues of space and dignity. She also served as project director for the development of a sustainability framework for International Planned Parenthood Federation’s Bolivian affiliate. She did the same for the Design for Reuse Primer, an e-publication funded by the U.S. Green Building Council, intended to demystify and inspire mainstream material reuse. Her projects have been featured in museum exhibitions and received numerous design awards globally.
New Water Models for Winrock InternationalGlobal
- Inspired by the MUWS
- Change is Hard, Time is Important and Balance is Tricky
TEDx in a BoxGlobal
- How to TEDx
A Human-Centered Approach to CookstovesTanzania
- How Can We Support a Market Aimed at Improving Health, Livelihoods, and the Environment?
- Prototyping Cookstove Liners from the Field, with a Little Help from Mama Shigella
Designing Scalable Water and Hygiene BusinessesKenya
- Adventures in Prototyping
- When the Design Challenge is the System Itself