Marwah Garib, Assoc. AIA, AICP, WEDG

Founder, Place+

Marwah Garib


Marwah Garib is an urban designer and planner. Her research and practice investigate climate resilience and social equity in urban environments and infrastructures. Marwah’s work ranges from public realm design, mixed use developments, academic and health campus planning, and net-zero masterplans. With a diverse international portfolio, she has worked on projects in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Oslo, Cairo and Hong Kong.

Marwah studied architecture at the German University in Cairo and holds a Master of Science in Urban Design from Columbia University GSAPP in New York. In 2022, she founded Place+, a data-driven, community-centered research practice aiming to design equitable and resilient places in our cities. 

Marwah currently serves on the AIA Regional and Urban Design Knowledge Committee (RUDC) and AIA Orlando's Women in Architecture (WIA) committee. She is a certified urban planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners and is a WEDG associate through The Waterfront Alliance.