Design, Façade and Cladding Design and Engineering, Materials Research and Technology
Elizabeth Bishop teaches design studios. A licensed architect, she has more than 10 years’ international experience practicing on complex, high profile projects such as Burj Khalifa while working at SOM’s Chicago office and KAPSARC while working at Zaha Hadid Architects in London. As a façade engineer at Arup she has worked designing facades for high-profile projects in Asia, the Middle East, the UK, Europe, and more recently in the Americas.
Her research focuses on the “Infrastructure of Empire” – the spatial networks created by global capitalism and how these networks are manifest in our cities, especially ports and docklands, and the warehouse urbanism often created in these liminal spaces. In the Bay Area her focus has turned towards the Bay and port of Oakland, with an emphasis on social responsibility and the cultural preservation capabilities of architecture and design.
Elizabeth has published in journals such as 306090 and is a frequently invited juror, critic, and lecturer.