The Fellowship Program
Liz

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.


Liz also does projects with various design collaborations, including FOURM design+build+educate. She teaches at the California College of the Arts, and is a member of the school’s URBANlab. A Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council, Liz has spoken and written widely on design for environmental and social impact. Liz earned her Bachelor of Arts in architecture from Wellesley College and Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

Liz is addicted to learning about cultures and has traveled extensively, including a ten-country sojourn through Sub-Saharan Africa on a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship.

Global
New Water Models for Winrock International
Change is Hard, Time is Important and Balance is Tricky
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Global
New Water Models for Winrock International
Change is Hard, Time is Important and Balance is Tricky
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Global
TEDx in a Box
How to TEDx
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Kenya
Designing Scalable Water and Hygiene Businesses
Adventures in Prototyping
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Kenya
Designing Scalable Water and Hygiene Businesses
When the Design Challenge is the System Itself
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Liz’s Stories