Bringing together a diverse pool of talent around a single shared table, our company is built on open, ongoing conversation. Founded in 1992 by Trey Trahan, the firm is intimate in size but broad in its scope. We engage in a collective questioning of how our process and work can contribute to the health of our ecologies, cities and economies. Each member of the Trahan team is an integral part of a collaborative process that enriches our company culture and improves the quality of our work.
Margaret aims to improve cities through their public realm and open space. With a background in landscape architecture, urban design, architecture and theory, her deep love for cities and the energy found in urban public spaces is paired with an understanding of how large-scale environmental, social and infrastructural systems interact with and impact one another. Says Jankowsky: “Trahan Architects’ work is deeply informed by a generosity of spirit that embraces culture, the natural world, and human connection – all elements that make me excited to be a part of this team, and to work together to integrate this ethos into a larger urban design context.”
She has over fourteen years of design experience, from working on large-scale public realm projects in Seattle and Miami, to highly detailed garden design. Jankowsky was one of the Urban Design Forum’s 2018 Forefront Fellows, where her collaborative work researching homelessness in New York City led to a proposal to create a citywide Office of the Public Realm. She was the co-editor of The High Line (Phaidon 2015), documenting the design and cultural impact of this transformational piece of urban infrastructure. She has been a guest critic for design studios at PennDesign, RISD, Columbia University’s GSAPP, Kean University and Rensselaer University.
Jankowsky is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Urban Design Forum. Her degrees include a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania School of Design, 2011
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 2007
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