Legends of Interior Design


Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6pm, at Architecture Center Houston
Free and open to the public.

A conversation with Chicago architect and interior designer Margaret McCurry FAIA, FIIDA, ASID, ALA. Moderated by exhibition curator Marilyn Archer, FIIDA.

Margaret McCurry received her Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Vassar College and her Loeb Fellowship in Advanced Environmental Studies from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.  She is the recipient of many AIA Honor Awards, numerous Distinguished Building and Interior Architecture Awards from AIA  Chicago, and both national and local interior design project awards from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).  In 1990 she was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame. Her work has been published widely in architectural and interior magazines and exhibited at museums and galleries here and abroad. Margaret has lectured at many architectural and design conferences as well as schools of architecture and design at major universities and has taught design studios.

Her building credits encompass eleven years in Skidmore Owings and Merrill’s Chicago office where she collaborated as a programmer, designer and manager on such projects as the East Wing addition to The Art Institute of Chicago including the School of The Art Institute and The Rubloff Auditorium.  Her architectural credits as principal in Tigerman McCurry include the Chicago Bar Association, the Award-winning Juvenile Protective Association Headquarters, the Louis Kahn exhibition of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the much published Prairie Crossing conservation community housing in collaboration with two other Chicago firms.  Years of designing and furnishing award winning residences has honed her expertise in providing harmonious, well-proportioned and well-designed environments that directly affect the quality of one’s life.