MARGARET GRIFFIN, PRINCIPAL, AIA
Margaret Griffin, A.I.A. 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 has been published extensively locally, nationally and internationally, and has received numerous awards for design excellence including, local and state AIA Awards and most recently the 2006 American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum. In addition to guiding an emergent practice, Margaret is an educator with more than fourteen years of experience teaching at universities including SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture), USC, UCLA and Syracuse University. 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 urban form and landforms; a subject she continues to examine in her architectural practice. Ms. Griffin also expands her practice through community service; both as Treasurer on the board of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design and as a director on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles AIA. She has also recently been appointed to the City of Santa Monica’s Architectural Review Board.
Margaret continues to win recognition and awards for her work at Griffin Enright Architects, including the 2005 John Jerde Visiting Professorship at USC, the 26th Annual Interiors Award, finalist for the MoMA/P.S. 1 Young Architects Competition , Los Angeles AIA Next LA Award , California Council AIA Merit Award, and a Los Angeles AIA Interior Architecture Award. Her work has been published widely locally, nationally and internationally in journals including Architectural Record, Architectural Digest, Progressive Architecture, Interior Design, LA Architect, Praxis, Metropolis, Contract and Architecture Magazine.