Designer; Founder and Principal, Studio O
Liz Ogbu is founder and principal of Studio O, a multidisciplinary consulting practice. A designer and urbanist with expertise in social and spatial justice, she has designed shelters for immigrant day laborers in the United States and a water and health social enterprise for low-income Kenyans, working with communities in need to leverage the power of design to catalyze sustained social impact. Ogbu has held academic appointments at University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University d.school, and University of Virginia and was the Droga Architect in Residence in Australia, investigating urban marginalized populations and community development practices. She’s been a TEDWomen speaker, IDEO.org Global Fellow, and Aspen Ideas scholar.