Griffin Enright Architects is an award-winning, interdisciplinary Los Angeles-based firm with institutional, cultural, and residential projects built nationally and abroad. Griffin Enright Architects, founded by Margaret Griffin, FAIA, and John Enright, FAIA, LEED AP, is a collaborative design practice that explores new prospects for the built environment through their integration of architectural, urban, landscape, and interior design. Using focused, inventive, and strategic thinking, they pursue unexpected solutions to transform overlooked conditions into landmark projects through their expertise in construction techniques and community engagement.
Careful attention to details of assembly and construction, the utilization of local characteristics of environment and light, and the high-level craft of materials and geometry activate Griffin Enright projects as uniquely impactful environments. By combining strategic form with building performance and environmental considerations, they create work that both inspires and expands the realm of architecture, adding value to their projects and the communities (or individuals) they serve. Transcending the traditional scope of architectural practice, their work underscores connections to the surrounding urban fabric and landscape – allowing urban context, architecture, and landscape to be experienced in new, unanticipated ways.
Griffin Enright Architects have received more than 50 commendations for design excellence, including the American Architecture Award, the American Architecture Prize, local, state, and national AIA awards and has been published extensively in national and international publications and exhibitions. In addition to leading a prominent and progressive practice, John and Margaret bridge the profession and the academy as active educators and researchers of contemporary conditions in architecture, Margaret and John teach design and technology courses at SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture), one of the most innovative architectural schools in the country, where John is currently the Vice Director. Additionally their ongoing community involvement
Bridging practice and community, John serves on the Mayor’s Design Advisory Board and Margaret is on the City of Santa Monica’s Architectural Review Board and previously served on the Los Angeles AIA Board of Directors.