Ruta Grinvalde

Architectural Designer

Liz is an interior designer who has experience in multiple sectors. She has always enjoyed worked at smaller A/D firms where she wears a lot of hats and can be exposed to many different  project types and scenarios.

She grew up in Libertyville IL and lived in Evanston IL for over a decade before she moved back to Libertyville where she now commutes from. She enjoys the quiet time to herself and listening to podcasts on her long commute. 

Liz has worked as a Construction Project Manager on the CRE and Public sector sides which has helped her on the design side of her career. She joins Nia as we expand our services to include interior design. She is excited to help Nia start an Interiors department and offer our past, present and future clients an expanded breath of services.

Liz is a Licensed Interior Designer in the State of Illinois.

I came to the United States right after high school to play tennis and continue my education, and I was convinced that after 4 years I am going straight back to Latvia, but here I am. After graduating I worked in the Accounting field for a few years and just knew it was not for me, so I went back to school, studied in the evenings and over the weekends and recently got my degree in Architecture. Now, I was lucky enough to get my first job in the field with Nia Architects



Bachelor’s in Business Administration (Chicago State University)
Associate’s in Architecture (Harold Washington College

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Favorite Place to Travel

Back home to Latvia

Favorite Architect

Tadao Ando

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