Liz Burow specializes in designs that consider the relationship between nature and the constructed world. Drawing on the fields of architecture, landscape planning, theatre, fine art and graphic design, Liz employs a playful, hands-on approach to creative problem-solving. A trained architect, Liz has designed everything from grand performing-arts centers to evening clothing made from old blueprints.
Her latest work concentrates on blurring the line between indoors and outdoors, hardscape and softscape. Inspired by the topography and greenery of the natural world, Liz has created works that both respect and tease our efforts to domesticate the environment. Her felt-based Topo-Quilts and Ivy Walls transform our wild landscape into interior décor; her Car Scenes discern the beauty of the eight-lane freeway; her textile designs toy with our urban landscape, transforming familiar symbols into unusual patterns. Liz?s work considers our impact on our public space, and conceives of ways of bringing this space into our homes.
Liz earned her masters in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, and her bachelor of arts in architecture from Washington University in St Louis, Missouri. Liz currently teaches design studios at the Parsons school of Design and Management. She previously worked as an architectural designer and project manager at Snohetta, Architecture, Landscape and Interiors in New York, where she collaborated on designing the architecture, interiors and landscape of large cultural projects, including the World Trade Center Memorial Pavilion at Ground Zero. Liz?s professional experience includes set designs for theater and opera, interior and branding designs for the hospitality and entertainment sectors, and media graphic design. Liz is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.