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Elizabeth Kuwada

Prior to her studies at MIT, Elizabeth worked as project designer and business development and marketing manager at LTL Architects in New York City. At LTL, she researched and responded to prospective projects and awards, as well as designed and managed a range of architecture, exhibition, and publication projects. Previously, she worked for GCAM Group, a global museum development and exhibition design firm in New York, and the Vann Molyvann Project, an architecture research non-profit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
At MIT, Elizabeth is focusing on the intersections between affordable housing, real estate development, and urban design. Her projects have included a mixed-income housing development proposal for East Boston, an urban design proposal for new housing in the Meadowlands, NJ, and a scattered site affordable housing project in Lawrence, MA. This summer, she worked at Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation as the interim project manager for a new affordable home ownership project in Dorchester.

Elizabeth joins the CRE as a dual degree candidate from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. She is concurrently pursuing a Master in City Planning with a concentration in City Design and Development. She received a BA in Architecture from Yale University and was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI.