Margaret Griffin AIA is a co-founder and principal of the Los Angeles-based, Griffin Enright Architects, a collaborative practice that yields creative, forward-thinking designs. Their work combines innovation and experimentation with a desire to explore cultural complexities relative to the built environment. In addition to guiding an emergent practice, Margaret is an educator with more than twenty two years of experience teaching at universities including Syracuse University, USC, and UCLA. She is currently on the design and technology faculty at SCI-Arc. Margaret was also granted a fellowship from the American Academy in Rome to investigate the relationship between urban form and landforms–a subject she continues to examine in her architectural practice through the integration of landscape design and urban design in architectural practice.
Griffin also expands her practice through community service, both as an appointed board member to Santa Monica’s Architectural Review Board and previously as a director on the Los Angeles AIA Board of Directors. Griffin Enright Architects’ is the recipient of over fifty awards for design excellence including the 2006 American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum. The firm’s work has also been published and exhibited extensively in national and international publications and exhibitions and their project ‘Vertical Garden’ is part of the permanent collection at the MAK (Museum for Applied Art / Contemporary Art) in Vienna, Austria. They were also participants in the recent “New Sculpturalism” exhibition at MOCA.