Margaret Griffin, FAIA, is a co-founder and principal of Griffin Enright Architects, where her designs synthesize form, content, and context to reinterpret and transform environments. Margaret holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia. She investigated the relationship between urban forms and landforms during her fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, a subject she continues to integrate and examine in her architectural practice. Margaret examines the traditionally dichotomous relationships between built form and environment, site and urban context, and matter and lightness to punctuate her comprehensive approach to design. In addition to guiding an established firm, Margaret extends her architectural research on the design and technology faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). She also serves as a design leader on the Santa Monica Architectural Review Board, where she lends her architectural, urban, and landscape expertise.
John Enright, FAIA, LEED AP, is a co-founder and principal of Griffin Enright Architects, where his work consistently demonstrates the power of design thinking to transform architecture. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University. John brings technical rigor to his design vision: prior to founding his firm, he honed his interests in the complexities of architectural form with the integration of construction information systems and innovative building systems during his lengthy tenure as an associate at Morphosis. At Griffin Enright Architects, his fine attention to detail and interests in dynamic form combine to create an expanded architecture that challenges boundaries. John is an influential design leader and augments his practice by participating on the Los Angeles Mayor’s Design Advisory Committee. In academia, he is a professor of design and technology at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), where he previously served as the Undergraduate Chair and is currently the Vice Director.