Margie Lavender

Margie Lavender

New York, NY, US

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Margie Lavender is a Principal at Ike Kligerman Barkley, a firm known for distinctive design rooted in tradition, yet modern in its sculptural forms, taught detailing, and often a touch of whimsy. Outside of architecture, she is passionate about gardening and is a patron member of the New York Botanical Garden and a founder of the Hastings Pollinator Pathway, an initiative that supports pollinators by strategically linking large green spaces via networks of pollinator-friendly gardens on public and private land. Originally from Texas, she now calls the Hudson Valley home. 


Margie's Featured Articles on Archinect

Overlooked; A Reflection on Progress and Equality of Women in Architecture, Thu, Nov 19 '20

Recently I was asked to name female pioneers in architecture of the 20th century and how the industry has changed to become more inclusive. It was a quandary – I knew they were looking for an inspiring story with an upward trajectory. Architecture and design can appear as an idealized realm to ...

Overlooked; A Reflection on Progress and Equality of Women in Architecture


Ike Kligerman Barkley, New York, NY, US, Principal

Principal in charge of business development and New York Studio Director; Manages complex design projects with an eye for detail

Nov 2012 - current


The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1994 - Dec 1999

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