Liza Morales-Crespo, creative director of Ecotecture Design, is an architect with a focus on sustainable design. Her practice encompasses a wide range of scales from residences, office buildings, to master plan developments. For over ten years, she has worked on 5 star hotel projects and luxury residential developments all over the world as an associate at the award winning New York City firm, Brennan Beer Gorman Architects (now HOK). In 2008, she was one of the first Filipino architects to be certified as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional by the U.S. Green Building Council. After obtaining two masters degrees (MS Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University and Master in Infrastructure Planning from the New Jersey Institute of Technology), she is now pursuing her Certificate in Green Building Design from the prestigious Cooper Union in New York. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the United Architects of the Philippines.

 

Among many accolades, she graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines College of Architecture in 1995 and ranked 6th place in the PRC Licensure (Board) Exam for Architecture. She has delivered numerous lectures and seminars to various organizations such as the United Architects of the Philippines, Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines, Philippine Concrete Industry Association, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Hotel and Restaurant Board Association of the Philippines, BEX Asia, various architecture schools and multinational corporations.

 

As a leading woman entrepreneur, she has been regularly featured in global news and lifestyle media such as Town and Country, Tatler Home, Philippine Star, Business News Daily, Entrepreneur Magazine and Manila Bulletin among others. In September, a 45 minute segment on CNN’s Leading Women was dedicated to her accomplishments as a female entrepreneur, architect, accessories designer and as a woman empowering other women.

 

Liza Crespo is also co-founder of Tali Handmade, a social enterprise which employs skilled women who are living in impoverished rural communities in the Philippines, some of whom are inmates and have limited opportunities to work. She is also the CEO of Philippine GeoGreen Inc , a leading provider of energy saving and sustainable products in the construction industry.

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