Project Experience:

Downtowns and Waterfronts

Oceanview, Norfolk, VA – Corridor Vision Study with several individual Master Plans
Downtown Revitalization Plan, Boca Raton, FL
Birmingham City Center, Birmingham, AL

Mixed-Use Districts

Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh NC
Cannery District, Gilroy, CA
South Lake Union, Seattle, WA
Goler-Depot Street, Winston-Salem, NC

Mixed-Income Neighborhoods

Lafitte, New Orleans, LA
University Place, Memphis, TN
Legends Park, Memphis, TN
Broadway Overlook, Baltimore, MD

Pattern Books and Design Guidelines

Ellon Pattern Book, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Callaway Gardens, GA
Daybreak, South Jordan, UT
Festival Ranch, Phoenix, AZ
Downtown Norfolk Pattern Book, Norfolk, VA
East Beach, Norfolk, VA
East Garrison, Monterey County, CA
Prairie Trail, Ankeny, IA
Franklin, TN

New Towns and Villages

Cove, Aberdeen, Scotland
Cromleybank, Ellon, Scotland
Nairn South, Nairn, Scotland
Big Darby, Franklin County, OH
Prairie Trail, Ankeny, IA


Maggie’s interest in architecture and urban design is rooted in a passion for social and environmental responsibility and the creation of sustainable communities that deliver equity in the quality of design – whether repairing a built environment or designing a new one. Her affinity for complex problem-solving can be seen in the diverse array of projects in which she’s been engaged from revitalization plans for depressed urban neighborhoods to brand new neighborhoods, villages and towns. Leading a process-oriented, multidisciplinary team, Maggie’s dedication to achieving consensus in her client’s goals and stakeholders’ vision has made a significant contribution to the successful development of numerous projects which, among other considerations, successfully incorporate traditional architecture and planning.

Throughout her career, Maggie has been involved in a diverse array of projects, among them downtown master plans, urban revitalization plans, brownfield and infill redevelopment projects, visioning studies, new villages, and design guidelines. This work includes projects in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. One project entailed a visioning process, master plan and pattern book for the town of Ellon, Scotland, identifying areas for growth and creating plans for key initiatives to achieve the town’s growth goals over the next 20 years. Another project, a master plan for Cove (an area of suburban growth south of Aberdeen, Scotland) is aimed at creating a mixed-use, mixed-income town that will serve as a model for how Aberdeen can grow within its current bounds and also remedy many issues it faces as a result of 30+ years of single-use, fractured patterns of development. In the U.S., Maggie has tried to focus her work in rebuilding communities, main streets, and downtowns, whether through building consensus around development plans in the Larimer neighborhood in Pittsburgh, or transforming the Blue Ridge Road District in Raleigh. 

Maggie earned her professional degree in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame where her experience was substantially influenced by her participation in the Rome Studies Program – a year’s architectural and urban education in one of the world’s most admired cities. She spent the first 15 years of her career at Urban Design Associates in Pittsburgh, an internationally acclaimed urban design firm, where she became the youngest female principal in the firm's history. Maggie is a member of the Congress of New Urbanism and the American Planning Association.