After her Mid-Western undergraduate work in Dance and Environmental Studies, Marjorie discovered Landscape Architecture as a vehicle to combine her technical and artistic talents in one practice. Like Lawrence Halprin, she thinks of movement through the landscape as improvisational choreography that builds community identity over time. It was Auburn University's community focused design ethic that lead her to the Deep South, where her skills and theory were shaped in the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program under Rod Barnett.
Now back home in the Chesapeake Bay area, Marjorie brings drive and personality to the collaborative LAB studio. She designs landscapes for public, commercial, civic, and residential settings, shepherding projects from schematics through construction. Marjorie has contributed to many varied LAB projects including the award winning DHS Access Road infrastructure project and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts renovation. Additionally, she has managed the Cleveland Park Library project and Harvard's La Quercia Fellows Residences at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC.
During her undergraduate studies at Principia College and graduate work at Auburn's School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture (APLA), Marjorie travelled and studied in Kyoto, Rome, Montevideo, and New Mexico, and worked to blend the divide between nature and culture. Her early investigations on this topic through the medium of choreography and filmmaking were honored with the 'Critic's Choice' award at the 2009 Principia College Film Festival. While at Auburn, she received the 2011 Jack Williams Travel Scholarship and the 2012 APLA Graduate Student of the Year Award. When not travelling, she can be found sailing, knitting and practicing Yin Yoga.
Marjorie joined LAB in 2014.