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Liza is a creative and strategic thinker who is passionate about the intersection of art and architecture. She has worked in the design industry for a decade on an array of marketing, business development, and communications efforts for private and public projects with cultural significance, from unveiling new large-scale art institutions to small civic parks.
Prior to joining Trahan Architects, Liza led marketing and business development efforts for STUDIOS Architecture, where she positioned the firm for high-caliber design opportunities with notable cultural, civic, institutional, hospitality, and developer clients, such as Howard University’s historic Bond Bread/WRECO redevelopment project and the modernization of the historic Fort Lincoln Park in Washington, DC.
Before entering the world of architecture, Liza received her Master’s in Art Business from Sotheby’s in New York. From there, she went on to work in editorial and public relations roles in the fine arts, where she wrote numerous articles on the state of the global art market for Art+Auction magazine. Liza’s time supporting the development of strategic communications plans for leading international art and cultural clients while at Polskin Arts—such as the Fondation Louis Vuitton, The Shed, the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, and the Elbphilharmonie, among others—continues to play a significant role in her approach to business development.
Master of Art, Art Business, Sotheby’s Institute of Art
Bachelor of Art, Art & Art History, Colgate University
STUDIOS Architecture, Washington, DC
EYP, Washington, DC
Polskin Arts & Communications Counselors, New York, NY
Art+Auction Magazine, New York, NY
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