Marga Jann is an Associate Professor in the Interior Design program. She has taught and practiced architecture and design in numerous countries besides the United States including Korea, Cyprus, Uganda, Britain, France and Sri Lanka, where she was a Fulbright professor. She is an affiliate member of Cambridge’s Centre of African Studies, a Visiting Scholar at The University of Cambridge’s Centre of Development Studies, has taught at Stanford University, and coordinated the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design at Parsons School of Design in Paris. Her design work has been published in numerous magazines, books and journals including Architectural Digest, Domus, A+U, and The New York Times.
She is a strong advocate of sustainable live project service-learning; current projects run out of academe include a children’s home/school in Uganda and an urban renewal project in Wahiawa, Hawaii.
Other interests include dance, furniture and fashion design, calligraphy, languages, and chess. She is an avid reader and has written several articles about service-learning in design. Built projects have included embassies and museums as well as high-end residential and commercial work, homeless shelters, disaster-relief prototypes, orphanages, churches, hotels and affordable housing.
B.A. Honors, Swarthmore College, PA
M.Arch., Columbia University, NY
D.P.U.C. (Ordre des Architectes), Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, UP6, Paris
M.St., Cambridge University, UK
ID416/471 Commercial Design Studio
ID321 Programming and Space Planning
ID325 Intro to Lighting Design