Megan Groth is a designer, urbanist and educator with a M.Arch from the University of Washington and a MSc in City Design from the London School of Economics. Prior to coming to Woodbury in 2019, Megan taught at Oxford Brookes in the UK and worked at the London School of Economics Cities international research center, where she managed and co-edited the book ‘Shaping Cities in an Urban Age’ (Phaidon, 2018). While at the University of Washington, Megan studied in Australia with Glenn Murcutt and received a Valle Scholarship to attend the Wood Program at Aalto University in Finland. Her year’s Wood Program project, ‘Liina’, received a World Architecture News Award and has been exhibited in several countries around the world. Upon graduation from UW, Megan practiced architecture and urban design in Seattle where she was a member of the Seattle Design Commission.
Megan’s current research has to do with the value of architecture labor and looking for ways to positively change the architecture profession in the face of the current climate crisis and social inequities. This has led her to be interested in understanding various forms of design governance within cities and advocating for design review in the City of San Diego as a way to improve social equity and the quality of the built environment for all, as well as a way to give architects more opportunities to work in the public interest. As Practice Coordinator at Woodbury School of Architecture, she strives to provide students with the tools to not only be successful in practice today but to be the change that is desperately needed in the profession to lead it tomorrow. Megan is a member of the Architecture Lobby and, needless to say, she has a small design practice on the side.
B.A. Biology, Pomona College
M.Arch, University of Washington
MSc City Design & Social Sciences, London School of Economics