Margaret is a licensed architect at Seattle-based Runberg Architecture Group, a past member of AIA Seattle’s Board of Directors, and a recent chair of AIA Seattle’s Diversity Roundtable where she works to encourage and promote diversity within the architectural profession.
She is passionate about the role community engagement can play in the design process, especially for communities facing challenges. Following her graduation from Cornell University, Margaret worked to conduct participatory design workshops outside of Nairobi with the goal of creating productive public spaces. While at Seattle-based Schemata Workshop, Margaret has worked on several affordable housing projects throughout Washington state. Most notably she has been engaged with Seattle’s historically Black community in the Central Area and Seattle’s Chinatown International District communities to help them develop neighborhood-specific design guidelines through a series of workshops and outreach events.