Liz Swanson is an Associate Professor of Architecture who has been teaching at the University of Kentucky since 2001. Her research centers on the social, cultural, and spiritual import of the built environment and explores the intersection of architecture, art, and storytelling. Much of her work focuses on drawing as a mode of visual representation and the role images play in the development of identity and community. Her projects range in scale from illustrations, children's books and experimental drawings to public artworks, installations, and urban planning proposals that aim to create meaningful experiences for people. Liz is a graduate of the University of Michigan and received her Master of Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley.