Name: Margaret McCurry
Date of Birth / Location: September, 1942 / Chicago, Illinois
Education: Art History degree, Vassar College, 1964; Loeb Fellowship in Advanced Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.
Firms and Partnerships McCurry worked for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) where she was mentored for 11 years by Davis Allen. McCurry had her own firm from 1977-1982, then she joined up with her husband Stanley Tigerman to form Tigerman McCurry (1982-2017).
Professional Organizations & Activities: Package Design Coordinator, Quaker Oats, 1964, SOM. AIA Chair for Committee on Design; American Society of Interior Designers VP; Interior Design Hall of Fame, 1990; ASID Designer of Distinction, 2002; International Interior Design Association Fellowship, 2012. In 2012, she was elevated to Fellow by the International Interior Design Association. Professionally, McCurry has served as Vice-President of the Chicago Chapter and Chair of the National AIA Committee on Design. She also served as Vice-President of the Illinois Chapter of ASID. She serves on the boards of the Architecture and Design Society as well as the Textile Department at the Art Institute of Chicago and is a member of The Women’s Board as well as the Visiting Committee of the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. She has been President of the Alumni/ae Council of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University also serving a six year term as a Director of the Harvard Alumni/ae Association and a two year term as President of the Harvard Club of Chicago overseeing the publication of the book 150 Years of the Harvard Club of Chicago: 1857-2007.
Awards & Honors: McCurry is the recipient of many Honor Awards from the National AIA, numerous Distinguished Building and Interior Architecture Awards from the Chicago Chapter, and both National and Local Interior Design Project Awards from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). In 1989 she was awarded the Dean of Architecture Award, in 1990 she was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame and was named “The Designer of Distinction” in 2002 by ASID and in 2009 Traditional Home Magazine named McCurry an “Icon of Design.”
Primary Field: Architect, Interior Designer
- Art Institute of Chicago East Wing Addition (School of Art Institute, Rubloff Auditorium), Chicago, Illinois (with SOM)
- Chicago Bar Association HQ, 321 Plymouth Court, Chicago, Illinois, 1990
- 900 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois
- McCurry Tigerman Home, 9151 Pier Road Lakeside, Michigan, 1983 (Winner of NAIA Honor Award)