Design & Development Strategist

Liliana Gonzalez, RA, LEED ND, joined Cinnaire in 2017 as part of the Detroit Revitalization Fellowship, a program of Wayne State University designed to attract and retain top level talent for Detroit organizations whose work has a focus on improving Detroit.  

In her role, Lily is responsible for massing studies, urban design assessments, community engagement, RFP proposals, research around public life and sustainable design practices. Lily spends her time engaging with community-based developers and stakeholders to identify and implement emerging real estate development strategies that support mixed-income neighborhoods to retain, expand and enhance housing and economic opportunities in the rapidly changing housing market. 

Liliana has nearly 9 years of professional experience in architecture and urban design, working on projects ranging from single family homes to neighborhood plans, higher education, historic preservation and mixed-use developments.  

Liliana earned her B.S. in Architecture from the University of Texas at San Antonio, her Master of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and her Master of Urban Design from the University of Michigan. She serves as the C0-chair for the ULI Michigan Young Leaders Group.