Margaret Griffin, FAIA is co-founder and principal of the Los Angeles-based Griffin Enright Architects, a collaborative practice that yields creative and forward-thinking designs. Their work combines innovative experimentation with a desire to explore cultural complexities relative to the built environment. In addition to guiding a progressive practice, Margaret is an educator with more than 26 years of experience teaching at universities including Syracuse University, USC, and UCLA. She is currently on the design faculty at SCI-Arc, a renowned independent school of architecture in Los Angeles. Margaret holds an M Arch from UVA and was 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 by integrating landscape and urban design.
Margaret has expanded her practice through community service on a variety of boards including Santa Monica’s Architectural Review Board, the Los Angeles AIA Board of Directors, and the LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. Her work at Griffin Enright Architects has garnered over 80 awards for design excellence, including several American Architecture Awards and Architecture MasterPrizes. The firm’s work has also been featured extensively in both national and international publications and exhibitions, such as showcases at MOCA and the permanent collection at the MAK (Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Arts) in Vienna, Austria.