MARGARET P. GRIFFIN, FAIA

Margaret Griffin, FAIA 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. Griffin Enright Architects’ work has been extensively published; locally, nationally and internationally, and has received dozens of awards for design excellence including, local, state and national AIA Awards and The American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum. 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. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia. Margaret was granted a fellowship from the American Academy in Rome to investigate the relationship between urbanform and landforms; a subject she continues to examine in her architectural practice through the integration of landscape design into their architectural practice. Ms. 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.

JOHN A. ENRIGHT, FAIA, LEED AP

John Enright, FAIA, LEED AP earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University and a Masters of Architecture degree from Columbia University. John brings over twenty four years of professional experience to his current practice. Prior to co-founding Griffin Enright Architects, John practiced collaboratively for twelve years in the internationally renowned firm, Morphosis, in Santa Monica. As one of two Associates in the firm led by Pritzker Prize winner Thom Mayne, he was responsible for project design, design direction, firm management, project management and project implementation and construction administration for the Diamond Ranch High School in Pomona, California and for the Hypo Bank project in Klagenfurt, Austria.

John 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. Griffin Enright Architects’ work has been extensively published; locally, nationally and internationally, and has received dozens of awards for design excellence including, local, state and national AIA Awards and The American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum. In addition to guiding an emergent practice, John is Vice Director/Chief Academic Officer at SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute for Architecture) where he is developing research in design and technology. He is also active as a visiting critic and lecturer and has recently served on the advisory committee for the national AIA’s Educator Practitioners Network (EPN).