State Department Overseas Building Operations

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) directs the worldwide overseas building program for the Department of State and the U.S. Government community serving abroad under the authority of the chiefs of mission. In concert with other State Department bureaus, foreign affairs agencies, and Congress, OBO sets worldwide priorities for the design, construction, acquisition, maintenance, use, and sale of real properties and the use of sales proceeds. The Video displayed is of the construction of the New Embassy in London, UK.

Role: Construction Executive (Washington DC), Project Engineer (Beirut, Lebanon)

See more about the Beirut NEC Project HERE



Retail Focus Podcast Interview

This interview, featured on the Retail Focus Podcast, Margaret McCormick discusses her academic work and the history of the 'BEST' Storefronts by the Architecture Firm 'SITE'

Role: Academic Writer and Researcher


East Side Access (Video distributed by 'American Experience')

East Side Access is one of the largest transportation infrastructure projects currently underway in the United States with a history that reaches back to the 1950’s when discussions were first held regarding regional transportation planning. The project encompasses work in multiple locations in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx and includes more than 8 miles of tunneling.

When completed, East Side Access will serve approximately 162,000 customers a day, providing a faster and easier commute from Long Island and Queens to the east side of Manhattan in a new 8-track terminal and concourse below Grand Central Terminal.

Role - Associate Level Architect, Executive Board Member



Space Assessment Survey  

Acted as a Senior Inspector/Architect for the Space Assessment Survey, a project which went into every room of each school building in New York City to provide more accurate measurements for Capital Planning. The objective of this work was to create the basis for more realistic expectations about classroom notation and sizing for future development.

Featured on WNYC (6:30). 

Role - Senior Inspector/Architect (contracted work with Parsons Brinckerhoff/Ammann &Whitney)



Facility Condition Assessments

Research and development of Facility Conditions Assessments in New York City area. Actions included writing and editing methodology texts, developing training modules, monitoring inspector performance, strategy development, creating publications and community outreach. 

Role - Associate Level Architect with Parsons Brinckerhoff



Building Conditions Assessment Survey

Work on this project focused on logistics, operations and management as well as creating external presentations for clients/joint-venture partners. Acted both in office and as a field architect for the associated project: the Space Assessment Survey. The client, New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) holds over 1,500 assets all across the five borough

Role - Associate Level Architect with Parsons Brinckerhoff



Architectural Association School of Architecture

Received a thesis distinction from the Architectural Association, School of Architecture for the work "Please Complete the Form - or - Adventures in Administrative Architecture". The AA is considered one of the best architecture schools in the world, particularly in regards to pushing the limits of theory in practice. Guest lecturers from Harvard, Yale, and Cambridge frequently lead small, critically focused lectures and workshops including those from such figures as Mario Carpo and Pier Vittorio Aureli.

Role - Graduate in History and Critical Thinking in Architecture

 See  "Profile & Contact"  and "Academic Research" for examples of work. 



General Services Administration - Public Building Service 

As a public servant in the General Services Administration,  work included overseeing construction, management, operations and design in federal buildings and leases. Became certified in Federal Acquisition Regulation policies and the Guiding Principals for Federal Architecture. Was awarded a peer award for excellence six times over the course of three years.

Role - Project and Building Manager at General Services Administration


Philadelphia University School of Architecture and the Build Environment 

Philadelphia University is often referred to as the best design school you've never heard of. The 5-year professional architecture program prepares students to think and design for the future. From advanced theory courses to business classes, and a focus on sustainability throughout,  the NAAB-accredited curriculum is structured around project-based learning. Thesis was titled "The Adaptive Modular and the Peripatetic PreFab: Architecture of the Frontier" 

Role - Graduate with a Bachelors of Architecture