Liz Gálvez
Visiting Critic


Liz Gálvez is Mexican-American. She is a registered architect, directs Office e.g. and teaches as a Visiting Critic at the Rice School of Architecture. She received an M.Arch. 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. Her work focuses on the interface between architecture, theory and environmentalism through an examination of building technologies.

Previously, Gálvez taught at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College, where she was the 2018–19 William Muschenheim Fellow. She has practiced at architecture firms in the United States and in Mexico, including Will Bruder Architects, NADAAA and Rojkind Arquitectos. Her writing has been published in Footprint, Pidgin, PLAT and POOL. Her work has been exhibited at MIT, the Hohensalzburg Fortress in Austria, the University of Michigan, the Space p11 Gallery in Chicago, and the Farish Gallery at Rice University. She received the 2021 Rice Design Alliance Houston Design Research Grant and the 2016 Seebacher Prize for the Fine Arts. In 2021, she was awarded the Architectural League Prize.


  • M.Arch., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S.D., Arizona State University

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