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Mimi Liebenberg

Project Designer

Mimi joined the Brooklyn Studio as a model maker in the summer of 2020. She was inspired to pursue architecture for its marriage of beauty and use, and she enjoys developing design concepts that draw on her wide-ranging creative experience.

Before joining The Brooklyn Studio, Mimi worked with Berman Horn Studio in Harlem. She was also an artist represented by Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta, where she exhibited work on a variety of scales—from technical oil paintings to public installations. Her artwork has been acquired for the permanent collections of several museums, including the High Museum of Art.

Mimi grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She studied Fashion Design and Fine Art at Savannah College of Art and Design and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting in 2012. She earned a Master of Architecture at Spitzer School of Architecture in 2021.

The Proust Questionnaire

Taking inspiration from a popular nineteenth-century parlor game, we sat down with each member of our team and asked them a few questions about their inspirations and aspirations.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Swimming in the ocean.

What is your greatest fear?

Heartbreak.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Free time.

What talent would you most like to have?

I wish I was a good dancer.

What is your favorite color?

Black.

What is your favorite virtue?

Vulnerability.

Which living architect or designer do you most admire?

I don’t have a favorite architect. I have favorite buildings.

Which dead architect or designer do you most admire?

Same as above.

What is the trait that you most appreciate in a building?

Imperfection.

What is your favorite type of project to work on?

My own.

Who is your favorite author?

Joan Didion.

Who is your hero of fiction?

Old Ben in The Bear by Faulkner.

Who is your favorite artist?

Anselm Kiefer.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Maybe Louise Bourgeois.

What is your most treasured possession?

My lucky Sabbath Bloody Sabbath t-shirt from the 70s.

Where would you like to live?

Europe.

What quality do you most admire in others?

Imperfection.

Stranded on a desert island, you have two books in your possession. What are they?

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live and something about survival on a desert island.