Professor Liz McCormick
Liz is an architect and researcher whose work aims to reduce mechanical cooling loads in hot-humid climates by enhancing building façade systems. She joined Eskew+Dumez+Ripple as the 2017 research fellow after completing her Master of Science in Building Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to coming to UNCC, she was an adjunct and visiting assistant professor at Tulane University
After receiving her Bachelors of Architecture (BArch) and Fine Arts (BFA) from the Rhode Island School of Design, Liz practiced in Santa Fe, Seattle, Boston, Houston, New Orleans and Singapore. With a sizeable portion of the globe occupying hot-humid climate zones, Liz’s work strives to enhance architectural innovation and construction technologies in these areas. Her work explores climatically sensitive and contextually appropriate building enclosure designs that both connect the occupant to the outdoors and reduce the dependence on mechanical conditioning.
Liz is also a LEED AP and a Certified Passive House Consultant.