Margaret Cavenagh

Based in Chicago, Architect Margaret Cavenagh (she/her) is a Design Principal at Studio Gang. Drawing on her expert observations of how people use space, Margaret designs and develops all interior concepts for the Studio’s public, cultural, institutional, office, and residential projects. Ranging widely in scale and typology, her award-winning work holistically extends building concepts into the interior using layered, flexible programs that expand the Studio’s ethos of material exploration at an intimate scale.

Margaret’s recent work includes the Arkansas Arts Center, MIRA, Writers Theatre, Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, and Maisonette. Her projects have obtained some of the highest sustainability ratings, including LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge certifications. Actively engaged in the field, she chaired the jury for the 2022 American Institute of Architect's COTE Top Ten Awards. She has also served on juries for AIA Design Awards in Wisconsin and Missouri and lectured at the University of Pennsylvania Women in Design Symposium.

Margaret holds a Master of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia (UVA). She is the Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Board at UVA’s School of Architecture and is currently a Lecturer on Professional Practice for the School’s graduate program.

Contact
mcavenagh@studiogang.com

Registrations & Certifications
Registered Architect, Illinois
Member, American Institute of Architects
LEED Accredited Professional

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Margaret Cavenagh on the Design Voice Podcast

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