Architectural Drawing
Visiting Critic


Liz Gálvez is a Mexican-American educator and a registered architect. She is a Visiting Critic at the Rice School of Architecture (beginning fall 2020) and directs Office for Example (e.g.), a practice interested in examples of possible architectures. Her work focuses on the interface between architecture, theory and environmentalism.

Gálvez holds a Bachelor of Science and a minor in Philosophy from Arizona State University and received her Master of Architecture with a concentration in History Theory and Criticism from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Planning, where she was awarded the Department of Architecture Graduate Fellowship. 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. Gálvez has taught at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College, where she was the 2018-19 William Muschenheim Fellow. She has served as an invited critic on reviews at MIT, the BAC, Taubman College, RISD, and the Harvard GSD. She has formerly practiced with Merge Architects, NADAAA, Will Bruder Architects, and Rojkind Arquitectos. Gálvez’s writing has been published in PLAT, Footprint, and Dimensions Journal. Her work has been exhibited in Cambridge, Salzburg, Ann Arbor, and Chicago (forthcoming).


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

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