Maggie Grzelak

LEED Green Associate

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Maggie is a strong team player who works to establish good communication on each project she’s a part of.

She believes this provides a strong foundation for each project allowing all team members, designers, consultants, clients and contractors included to focus on creating a meaningful and successful design.


Maggie has years of experience working with existing buildings, including projects within historic structures utilizing Historic Tax Credits. She also focuses on affordable senior, single-family and multi-family housing. 

Key Focus

Creating a connection to place and promoting inclusive design through collaboration with and immersion in community.

Research Interests

The future of Historic Preservation and how its meaning and application has changed over time. To Maggie, Preservation is a collective community memory, ever-changing and dependent on time, the events and people that define a place.

Passionate About

Volunteering as an Associate Board Member for Renaissance Social Services since April 2018, Vice Chair for Prosocial Supper Club since March 2021, and Co-Leader, Chicago Chapter of Prosocial Supper Club. When not working or volunteering, Maggie enjoys spending time outdoors camping, hiking and practicing photography. 

Our work should help others and create a strong connection to place, no matter the scale of the project. Each design responds to context and history, while aiming to fulfill the present and potential future needs of a community.

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