Of Envelopes and Air, Gálvez.

Research Expertise and Interest

design, architecture and environment, materials, heating and cooling, building technologies, sustainable design

Research Description

Liz Gálvez is a registered architect and teaches courses on design and environmentalism. She received an MArch from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a concentration in history, theory, and criticism of architecture and a bachelor’s degree in architectural and philosophical studies from Arizona State University. She practices between the San Francisco Bay Area and Michoacán, Mexico. Her work focuses on the interface between architecture, theory, and environmentalism through a re-examination of building technologies.

Previously, Gálvez has taught at the Yale School of Architecture, the Rice School of Architecture, and the University of Michigan’s Taubman College, where she was the 2018–19 William Muschenheim Fellow. Her writing has been published in ThresholdsFootprintPidginPlatPoolDisc., and others. Her work has been exhibited at the Hohensalzburg Fortress in Austria, the University of Michigan, the Space p11 Gallery in Chicago, the Farish Gallery at Rice University, and at the University of Virginia. Most recently, her research has been funded by the SOM Foundation’s Faculty Research Prize and the Graham Foundation. She was a 2022 Art Omi fellow and recipient of the 2016 Seebacher Prize for the Fine Arts. In 2021, she was awarded the Architectural League Prize.

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