Liezel Pimentel

Liezel Pimentel

Chicago, IL, US



Architecture graduate interested in social design, environmental design, healing environments, and urban design.

Available for full-time and part-time positions in architecture throughout the Chicago-area and abroad.  

Publications: Curry, Milton S. F., editor. Editorial assistant, Liezel T. Pimentel. CriticalProductive V1.1: Theoretic Action. CriticalProductive, Inc. (2011).

Curry, Milton S. F., editor. Editorial assistant, Liezel T. Pimentel. CriticalProductive V2.1: Post-Capitalist City. CriticalProductive, Inc. (2012).

Williams, Peter and Liezel Pimentel. “Climate, Housing and Health: A Tripartite Challenge for the Poor.” Planetizen: Urban Planning, Design and Development Network. Urban Insight, Inc., (5 Nov. 2009).



Levy Restaurants, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural/Environmental Designer

- Spatial planning, design, and renderings for renovations and portable dining spaces in sports stadiums and convention centers throughout the United States, including Soldier Field, Ford Field, and the Miami Beach Convention Center.
- Programmatic/diagrammatic mappings also created for use in requests for proposals.

Jan 2013 - Apr 2013

CriticalProductive, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, US, Research/Editorial Assistant

CriticalProductive, Inc. is an architecture nonprofit organization.
- Development, preparation, organization, and publication of the first, second, and third issues of the new architecture journal, CriticalProductive, focused on sociocultural theories of design, space, and urbanism.
- Liaison between Editor in Chief, editorial board, graphic designer, and others involved in production.
- Prepared, planned, and executed symposium on exposure and accessibility of architectural practice to certain populations entitled “Curating Race, Curating Space”.
- Developed website, additional social media, and marketing materials.
- Successfully secured funding from the Graham Foundation in Chicago, IL and the National Center for Institutional Diversity in Ann Arbor, MI.

Sep 2010 - Aug 2012

N H D M Architecture + Urbanism, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Research/Design Assistant

- Provided research and design assistance for exhibit, “No Stop Marconi”, featured at the 5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, presenting possibilities for renovation and rehabilitation of disused Europoint Towers.
- Worked in team to develop floor plans, sections, and axonometric drawings using AutoCAD and Rhino software.

Feb 2012 - Apr 2012

Better Future International, Chicago, IL, Grant Writer and Graphic Designer

- Researched potential grantors and applied for funding to support “Family Care” model, education programs, job training, health provisions, and food services in Tanzania, Sri Lanka, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.
- Designed and developed logos, presentations, and marketing materials.
- Successfully partnered with the Center for Mind Body Medicine in Haiti.

Jun 2010 - Mar 2011

ARCHIVE Institute (Architecture for Health), Research/Design Intern

- Assisted in writing grant proposals involving present projects in Haiti and Cameroon, working towards alleviating burden of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, through modifications and improvements in the built environment.
- Produced publications and articles concerning climate change, health, housing, and informal settlements.

Sep 2009 - Feb 2010

James H. Webster and Associates, Urbana, IL, US, Draftsman and Assistant

- Drafted floor plans for residential and corporate properties, including updating floor plans for Lincoln Square Mall, a historic landmark and Victor Gruen designed mall in Urbana, IL.
- This work also involved rebranding and the production of internal floor plan documents for management and external floor plan documents/advertisements to show to prospective tenants.

Jan 2009 - Jul 2009


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Architecture

Graduated with Distinction

Sep 2010 - Apr 2012

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, US, Bachelors, Architectural Studies

Minor in Sociology

Aug 2005 - May 2009



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