Liz Galvez joined MERGE Architects in 2016. Previously she worked for various firms in North America including NADAAA, GLD, Will Bruder Architects, and Rojkind Arquitectos.
Liz received her Master of Architecture with a concentration in History Theory and Criticism from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Planning in 2016, where she was awarded the Departmental Full-Tuition Award to pursue her studies. While at MIT, she served as Co-President for the Architecture Student Council, as Assistant editor to Thresholds, and as Publications Assistant to the Department of Architecture. She also participated in the execution of various full-scale installation projects and enjoys tinkering with both analog and digital fabrication technologies with a special interest in sartorial techniques.
Currently, Liz teaches Visual Thinking at the Boston Architectural College and has served as Teaching Assistant to foundational architecture studios in both the undergraduate and graduate studio sequence at MIT. Her graduate thesis, Life Under the Desert Sun: Dust Storms, Steam Baths and Outhouses for the Unencumbered Desert Dweller, engaged questions of housing typology, collectivity, lifestyle, and domesticity in the American Southwest. Liz’s research focuses on American Housing, especially on issues of suburbanization and culture. After completion of her graduate coursework, she studied in Austria as the recipient of the Seebacher Prize for the Fine Arts under sponsorship of the American Austrian Foundation.