Noémie Despland-Lichtert is a historian, curator, and educator based in Los Angeles and Texas. She holds a Post-professional Master of Architecture from McGill and a Master of Curatorial Practices from the University of Southern California. Her work focuses on creative explorations of site, spatial and social practices across the fields of art, architecture, and urbanism. In 2015 she founded Roundhouse, a curatorial platform that aims to investigate urban change by facilitating engagement with site-specific histories through creative site exploration, archival research, and exhibition-making.
Her professional experiences include the Board of Montreal Museum Directors, the Canadian Center for Architecture, Sussman-Prejza and the Getty Research Institute. She taught at the University of Southern California, the Otis School of Art and Design and in the Master of Science in Architecture at Woodbury University. She currently teaches at Texas Tech College of Architecture.