Elizabeth George, AIA, OAA, LEED AP BD+C



Collaborative designer offering more than twelve years of diverse, award-winning design experience while positioned as designer, project architect, project manager and sustainable design leader. Dedicated, detailed, dexterous, and strong critical thinking reinforces a commitment to produce quality architecture. Excellent design, research, graphic, and written skills results in effective presentations and deliverables. Recognized for confident interpersonal skills that enable successful communication with project teams and clients. 

Professional Experience

Q4 Architects, Toronto, 2013 | Senior Architect

Studio Great Lakes / Elizabeth George | Collaborations    

Metropolitan Design Studio, Detroit, 2012-13 | Project Architect

DMET Design, Detroit, 2012 | Architect 

Archeworks, Chicago, 2010-11 | Editorial and Research Internship

UrbanWorks, Chicago, 2010 | Architect

Perkins Eastman, Chicago, 2007-09 | Architect

Worn Jerabek Architects, Chicago, 2004-07 | Architect

Phillips Swager Associates, Peoria, Chicago, 2001-04 | Designer, Intern Architect

Ply Architecture, Ann Arbor, 2000 | Intern Architect

Nordstrom Samson Associates, Detroit, 1999 | Intern Architect


 Academic Experience

 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2000-01, 2010 | Graduate Student Instructor

University of Illinois Chicago, 2003-10 | Teaching Assistantship



Ontario Association of Architects, 2014

LEED Accredited Professional, 2008

Registered Architect, State of Illinois, 2007

National Council of Architectural Registration Board, 2007



University of Michigan, Taubman College

Master of Science in Architecture, Design Research

Master of Architecture

Bachelor of Science, Architecture, Prague studio


Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects

Ontario Association of Architects

Toronto Society of Architects

Community Interface, Knowledge Community, Chicago AIA 

Chicago Women in Architecture


Selected Exhibitions | Lectures | Competitions | Awards | Educational Programs

First Prize, AIA Designing Recovery Design Competition, Joplin, MO 2013 | Architect/Team Lead

Reconsidering An Icon Exhibit/Design Competition, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 2012 | Exhibitor

Dlectricity Detroit’s Illuminated Art Festival in collaboration with DMET Design, 2012 | Craftsman

Clemson University: Student and Faculty Lecture, current research, 2012 | Presenter

a.DOT Exhibition and Catalog sponsored by Chicago Women in Architecture, 2011 | Exhibitor

What’s the Frequency Kenneth? MSDR Exhibit, Taubman College, 2011 | Project Manager, Exhibitor    

AIA Bridge Mentorship Fellow and Presentation for AIA Chicago board approval, 2009 | Presenter

Accessibility and Plan Standards Lecture for Perkins Eastman, 2009 | Developer and Presenter

Life Services Network Conference: Sustainable Campus Master Planning, 2009 | Research

Chicago North Avenue Bridge, Competition Winner, Phillips Swager Assoc., 2003 | Sustainable Design



 CORE, Disaster Reslient House published in Architect, Canadian Architect, The Atlantic Cities

Between Great and Lake: Design for a Great-ER Lakes Subculture, Ampersand Volume 6, U of M

Latent Conditions Emerging, Investigations and Design Methods | Author, Design Research Pamphlet

WORKS: Great Lakes Urbanism, an Archeworks publication | Editorial and Research Intern

The Egyptian Ministry of Culture, Volume II, page 553-554, c. 2003 | Design Competition Team Member

Developing Sustainable Planned Communities, Urban Land Institute, c. 2008 | Design for Case Study 


Professional Experience Selected Projects


Village of East Harbor, Chesterfield, MI | Perkins Eastman | Project Architect: SD-CD phases 

  • Designed and developed thirty Independent Senior Single-Family Cottages. 
  • Prepared documents, met with city officials for permit. Construction completed 2011.


Karmel Community, Deerfield, IL | Perkins Eastman | Residential Design, Technical Interior Architect

  • Designed thirty typical/custom living units for mid-rise multifamily Independent Senior Living.
  • Collaborated with interior design team. Managed remote NY Perkins Eastman staff. 
  • Code Analysis: Confirmed design complied with multiple building and accessibility codes. 
  • Building system coordination: met with/ reviewed MEP consultants concepts/ drawings.


St Johns on the Lake, Milwaukee, WI | Perkins Eastman | Residential Design, Technical Interior Arch.

  • AIA Award: Leading Age Design for Aging
  • Designed typical living units for high-rise, LEED Silver Independent Senior Living
  • Detailed unique interior architecture and confirmed material compliance with building codes. 


Air Force Villages, San Antonio, TX | Perkins Eastman | Architect: concept design

  • AIA Award: Design for Aging Citation Award
  • Sustainable Master Plan Analysis, concept design for mid-rise Independent Senior Living 
  • Designed concept floor and site plans and massing options for Health Care Centers. 


Park Lawn Center, Chicago, IL | Worn Jerabek Architects | Architect: SD-CA phases

  • Renovation/addition for Intermediate Care Facility 
  • Developed as-built drawings and specifications using sustainable guidelines.
  • Managed/ reviewed shop drawings, RFIs and punch list. Attended construction site meetings.


 Mixed-Use | International Retail | Food Service

  Al Hamriya Souk Market, Dubai, UAE |Perkins Eastman | Project Coordinator: SD and DD phases

  • Part of a multi-faceted design team for a LEED Silver Hospitality and Entertainment Complex.
  • Coordinated with Perkins Eastman NY and consultant team. 
  • Led Chicago design team. Worked with project manager on schedules and deliverables.
  • Presented the project to the entire PE Chicago office.


Prairie Crossing, Grays Lake, IL | Market-rate condos | Worn Jerabek Architects | Architect: CD phase

CAYA Smokehouse, Wolverine Lake, MI | Metropolitan Design Studio | Project Architect    

Great Lakes Roasting Company, Lake Orion, MI | DMET Design | Architect: concept design, Interiors


Wellness | Healthcare

SIU Student HealthCenter, Carbondale, IL | Phillips Swager Associates | Design Architect

  • Established first design concepts and followed ideas through construction. 
  • Crafted a series of sketch models and final model. Designed custom details for building.
  • Selected exterior and interior materials, met with client monthly to present ideas.


AtlantiCare LifeCenter, Egg Harbor, NJ | Phillips Swager Associates | Designer: SD-CD phases 

Illinois CancerCare, Peoria, IL | Phillips Swager Associates | Designer: concept design

UIC Recreation Center East, Chicago, IL | Phillips Swager Associates | Designer: concept, details


 Education | Public Outreach | Other

 Chicago Avenue Community Garden, AIA Bridge Mentorship Program | Project Representative

  • Team formulated a public outreach project; recognized with AIA presidential Citation Award
  • Led design team on behalf of Bridge group and conceptualized design process. 
  • Authored and submitted proposal to present project at Greenbuild 2010.


FIFA World Cup USA Bid 2022 | UrbanWorks + Populous | Team Member: sport venue imagery

Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy, Chicago, IL | UrbanWorks | Architect: concept design

Common Thread Cooking School, Chicago, IL | UrbanWorks | Architect: concept design

Lakefield College Dining Hall, Selwyn, Ontario | Montgomery Sisam Architects | Concept design