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Collaborative designer offering more than eleven years of diverse, award-winning design experience while positioned as designer, project architect, project manager and sustainable design leader. Dedicated, detailed, dexterous, and strong critical thinking reinforces a commitment to produce quality architecture. Excellent design, research, graphic, and written skills results in effective presentations and deliverables. Recognized for confident interpersonal skills that enable successful communication with project teams and clients.
Elizabeth is a licensed architect and LEED accredited professional. She has practical experience primarily in residential, wellness, recreation, higher education, retail, small commercial and healthcare. As a designer, project architect, and project manager her job responsibilities have included concept development, master and building planning, code analysis, building system coordination, material research, interior selections, interior and exterior architectural detailing, and the development and coordination of construction documents.
With a strong interest to investigate the design discipline and its relationships with mainstream culture and architectural practice, Elizabeth recently completed her Masters of Science in Design Research at the University of Michigan. This research included cultural studies and translations of design methodologies and interdisciplinary work in film, photography, fashion, literature, musical composition, video, and architecture. She is passionate about cultural phenomena and education through design in various media in order to affect culture in new ways.
Architecture, Planning, Design Research, Sustainability, Accessibility
Elizabeth George, Design and Architectural Consultant, LLC, Owner, Architect
Urbanworks, Ltd., Chicago IL
Archeworks, Chicago, IL
Metropolitan Design Studio, Detroit, MI
DMET Design, Detroit, MI
Future Prenctice Design Competition
Douglas Foods Corp- company website
Rensi Home- physical model
Co-Editor, Project Manager, WORKS: Great Lakes Urbanism, A publication of Archeworks, Chicago. A critical review and analysis of specific international case studies to provide alternative design strategies for urbanism in the Great Lakes Watershed for resource preservation. In-progress.
University of Michigan, Graduate Student Instructor
Undergraduate Design Studies, Graduate Student Instructor.
Contributed through desk critiques, pin-ups and reviews. Developed and coordinated the GetMore Series.
Urban Works, Architectural Consultant
Multi-Family Residential, Education K-12, Community, Sport Venue Design
FIFA World Cup Bid 2022, Sport Venue Design, 20 Stadium Site Plans, Consultant
Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy, Chicago, Illinois High School, 4-story loft renovation,
Perkins Eastman, Architect
Single-/Multi-family Senior Housing, International Retail.
Village of East Harbor, Chesterfield, Michigan, Independent Living, Project Architect
Karmel Community, Deerfield, Illinois Independent Living, 219 Dwelling Unit Mid-rise, LEED Silver
St Johns on the Lake, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Independent Living, 90 Dwelling Unit High-rise, LEED Silver
Al Hamriya Souk Market, Dubai, UAE Pursuing LEED Silver, 7,000 sm, Project Architect/Coordinator
Accessibility Expert, Sustainable Design Leader
Worn Jerabek Architects, Architect
Glenhaven Gardens Supportive Living Facility, Alton, Illinois Affordable Housing, 92 Dwelling Unit, 68,000 sf, Project Manager
Prairie Crossing: A Conservation Community Mixed-Use with 30 Market Rate Condominiums, Grays Lake, Illinois
Belfort House, Chicago, Illinois Housing for homeless teens, 20,000 sf, Pursued LEED, Building reuse
Park Lawn: Housing for disabled, Chicago, Illinois Renovation / Addition, 20,000 sf
University of Illinois at Chicago, Instructor Assistant
Independent Graduate Studio, Professor Assistant, Winter 2005
Seven graduate students collaborated to generate and critically analyze the process of Building Information Modeling as a tool and as future curriculum. Acted as liaison for students and professor teaching the relationship between architectural process and capabilities and potential of software. Final product included a publication.
Phillips Swager Associates, Architect/Design Intern
SIU Student Health Services, Carbondale, Illinois New Construction, 61,000 sf, Project Manager
University of Illinois, Recreation Center East, Chicago, Illinois New Construction, 148,000 sf
AtlantiCare LifeCenter, Egg Harbor, New Jersey Wellness center, New construction, 60,000 sf Illinois
CancerCare: Oncology Hematology, Peoria, Illinois New Construction, 65,000 sf
Sustainable Design Leader
University of Michigan, Graduate Student Instructor
Design Fundamentals, Graduate Student Instructor, Winter 2001
A weekly discussion section and studio for fifteen students. Instructed students as they analyzed architecture through readings and lectures in order to understand spatial concepts. Learned to be critical and motivational to each student’s design process.
Understanding Architecture, Graduate Student Instructor, Winter 2000 Two weekly sections, thirty-five students. Lead discussions for comprehension of readings and lecture material. Students were asked to analyze various architects work and spatial concepts through diagrams of various media. Students completed two projects based on spatial observations. Primed students for final critique. Top half of evaluated faculty in College and University as a whole.
PLY Architecture, Design Intern
Horton Kuwada Single-family home, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Allen & Kwan Client Office, Ann Arbor, Michigan Renovation / Addition
University of Michigan, Masters, Design Research
University of Michigan, MArch, Architecture
University of Michigan, Bachelors, Architecture
Background in Graphic Design and Fine Arts
Chicago Bridge Competition, North Avenue Bridge, 1st Place
As part of team at PSA
AIA Prototype Housing Competition, Other
Award of Distinction