Margie Lavender


With extensive experience in high-end residential architecture, Margie is skilled in all aspects of the design process. She grew up in Dallas and earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree at the University of Texas at Austin, where she explored interests in sustainability and furniture design, and participated in a design and travel intensive study abroad program in Japan. Relocating to Vail, Colorado, Margie designed houses for Rudi Fisher Architects and founded the practice’s interior design studio. Later in New York, she designed and managed large residential projects for Oliver Cope Architect before joining Ike Kligerman Barkley in 2012, and is now a partner in its new evolution, Kligerman Architecture and Design. At the firm, she has overseen complex large-scale projects, and is known for her expert eye for detail. Margie developed an 8-week paid summer internship program in partnership with the NYC institution, Prep for Prep, whose mission is to develop future leaders by creating access for young people of color to first-rate educational, leadership development and professional advancement opportunities. Margie is also passionate about gardening and our relationship to nature. She is a co-founder of the Hastings Pollinator Pathway and is the Garden Club of Irvington Conservation Committee’s National Affairs and Legislation representative. She believes the most successful design occurs when the outdoors is an extension of the home and there is a seamless merging of inside an out. She lives in the Rivertowns just outside NYC with her husband, also an architect.