Senior Project Architect, RIOS
Elizabeth Wendell AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Project Architect. Elizabeth Wendell is committed to creating uplifting and powerful places that are deeply interconnected with their surrounding community. She seeks design innovation at the nexus of the city, technology, and culture, deriving architectural solutions that engage and adapt to our rapidly changing urban environments and economies. As a Senior Project Designer and Architect at RIOS, she leads a collaborative design process within her teams that centers the design on the community it serves. Equal parts artist and pragmatist, she builds consensus among clients, stakeholders, and the project team around meaningful architectural concepts while skillfully executing project delivery on time and on budget. Elizabeth’s work at prior firms Gensler, Morphosis, Graft, and JFAK include notable award-winning urban, institutional, and civic buildings like the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (Los Angeles), the Denver International Airport Extension, the Emerson Los Angeles Center, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science (Dallas), and celebrated architectural proposals like the US Embassy in London, Seoul Performing Arts Center in Korea, and King Abdullah Energy Research Center in Saudi Arabia. She is a founding member of the national Urban Land Institute’s Technology and Real Estate Council, and is a member of the ULI Advisory Board for the LA District Council.