Reconstrucción Integral del Hábitat en Guendalizaa

Internship with Mexican firm Comunal Taller 2019/2020
In 2019/2020, I had the privilege of working with Mariana and Jesica who make up Comunal Taller. They do inspiring work using community-led participatory design processes that aim to empower first nation peoples. During my internship in Mexico, I worked on a habitat reconstruction project based in Oaxaca. To find out more about Comunal Taller and the project, go to


I acknowledge the traditional owners of the unceded land on which I work and live — the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

Emma Lipschitz is a designer, drafter and maker who has been working professionally in architecture and design for over seven years. She has worked in Naarm/Melbourne and Mexico with firms such as Kennedy Nolan, Javier Sánchez Arquitectos and Comunal Taller.  She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Master of Architecture (Hons).

Scale Models   •   Concept Models   •   Image Making
Construction Drawings   •   Digital 3d Modelling
Drafting   •   Object Design   •   Design Development
Analogue Photography   •   Architectural Detailing