Liat Margolis is the founding director of the ASLA award-winning Green Roof Innovation Testing Laboratory (GRIT Lab) – an interdisciplinary research initiative that brings together the fields of landscape architecture, biology, urban ecology, forestry, and civil engineering to evaluate and innovate green infrastructure technologies, policy, and industry practices. She will give a lecture on Wednesday, March 27 at 6 p.m. in the Stuckeman Jury Space.
Liat serves on a number of government and institutional advisory boards on sustainability and green infrastructure. Most recently, she co-founded an Indigenous youth employment and mentorship program, called Nikibii Dawadinna Giigwag, which weaves Indigenous traditional, spiritual, land-based teachings with conceptual and technical architectural design skills and environmental conservation field work.
Liat is the co-author of Living Systems: Innovative Materials and Technologies for Landscape Architecture and Out of Water: Design Solutions for Arid Regions. She holds a B.A. in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.L.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Design.