Elizabeth George

Elizabeth George

Ann Arbor, MI, US




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


Lawrence Technological University, Detroit, Lecturer

Master of Architecture Design Studio Professor

Sep 2019 - current

Architects Alliance, Toronto, ON, CA, Associate, Senior Architect

Aug 2017 - current

Q4 Architects, Toronto, ON, CA, Senior Architect

May 2013 - Dec 2016

Elizabeth George, Design and Architectural Consultant, LLC, Owner, Architect

Collaborations with:
Urbanworks, Ltd., Chicago IL
Archeworks, Chicago, IL
Metropolitan Design Studio, Detroit, MI
DMET Design, Detroit, MI

Jan 2010 - May 2013

Archeworks, Editor

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.

May 2010 - Mar 2011

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.

Sep 2010 - Jan 2011

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,

Jan 2010 - Oct 2010

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

Jan 2007 - Sep 2009

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

Aug 2004 - Dec 2006

University of Illinois 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.

Jan 2005 - Apr 2005

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

Jul 2001 - Jul 2004

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.

Jan 2000 - Apr 2001

PLY Architecture, Design Intern

Single-family, Mixed-Use.

Horton Kuwada Single-family home, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Allen & Kwan Client Office, Ann Arbor, Michigan Renovation / Addition

Aug 1999 - Dec 1999


University of Michigan, Masters, Design Research

Sep 2010 - Apr 2011

University of Michigan, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2000 - Apr 2001

University of Michigan, Bachelors, Architecture

Background in Graphic Design and Fine Arts

Sep 1993 - Apr 1998


Chicago Bridge Competition, North Avenue Bridge, 1st Place

As part of team at PSA


AIA Prototype Housing Competition, Other

Award of Distinction


Areas of Specialization