Los Angeles Architect Margaret Griffin to Give Sept. 19 Talk at U.Va. School of Architecture

September 12, 2008

Sept. 12, 2008 — Architect and University of Virginia alumna Margaret Griffin of Griffin Enright Architects in Los Angeles will give a lecture at the U.Va. School of Architecture on Sept. 19. Her talk is scheduled for 5 p.m. in Campbell Hall, room 153.

Griffin's talk, "Hidden Agenda(s)," is part of the fall Dean's Forum Lecture series. She will talk about the firm's work, which moves beyond the traditional scope of architectural practice, underscoring connections with the surrounding urban fabric and landscape by reinforcing existing conditions or creating new ones that allow architecture, urban context and landscape to be experienced in new ways.

The projects, which range from large-scale commercial and residential commissions to furniture design and gallery installation, have been published extensively and received numerous awards for design excellence, including local and state American Institute of Architect awards, the Annual Interiors Award and the American Architecture Award.

Griffin has more than 16 years of experience teaching at numerous universities and is currently teaching design and technology at the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

She earned a bachelor of architecture degree from Syracuse University and a master of architecture degree from U.Va. She also received a fellowship from the American Academy in Rome, where she investigated the relationship between the built environment and the land.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For online information, visit www.arch.virginia.edu.