Elizabeth Marley explores the various paths of possibility for the field of biodesign through the lens of architecture, synthetic biology, and spatial ecology. E.Marley
assembles ideas and transforms them into novel next steps for realizing in the built environment. Trained as an architect, her work has stretched beyond architecture to include works for public art, industrial and urban design, social sculpture, renewable energy systems, and modular construction, particularly as they pertain to socially and environmentally responsible design and community building. E. Marley's professional experience includes completed works with cultural institutions, government agencies, private clients, and non-profit organizations in locations including North America, Haiti, and South Africa.
In her spare time, Elizabeth puts energy towards developing ways to grow buildings with microbial communities, teaching architecture and ecological design, and volunteering with global disaster relief rebuild efforts.
Her design research examines the intersections of theory and practice on materials culture, public land use, interspecies placemaking, transdisciplinary tools and methodologies for creating interactive biodesign for bioremediation in public spaces. E. Marley holds a B.Arch from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles and an MFA in Design from University of California at Davis.