About

Margaret Gilchrist Serrato, PhD MBA AIA LEED AP

With almost thirty years of research and design experience, Dr. Margaret is focused on creating high-performance working and learning environments. Margaret’s education in architecture, interior design, and environmental psychology, enhanced by an MBA and a PhD in architecture, culture and behavior enables her to provide comprehensive and dynamic strategic planning for a wide range of clients. Her specialty is alternative workplace strategic planning.

Before launching Arealogic, Dr. Margaret was the senior workplace strategist at Herman Miller, Inc. where she helped many corporate, higher-ed and healthcare clients build new workplace strategies. Before that, Margaret spent ten years at Lord, Aeck & Sargent, where she was a Senior Architect & Interior Designer, then five years at tvsdesign where she was an associate principal in the corporate workplace studio.

Margaret holds degrees from Brenau University, the University of Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the City University of New York. She also completed a Strategic Facility Planning program at Harvard University and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Her teaching experience includes Converse College, the University of Georgia, and Brenau University where she currently directs the online MFA Interior Design program.

Publications

Margaret’s publications include articles on high-performance workplace design in the Atlanta Journal & Constitution, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, CoreNet Leader, Business to Business, Tradeline, and Architectural Products magazine. Margaret also ha co-authored chapters in the following publications.

Strategic Planning or Asking the Right Questions in “Managing Design”
with Michael LeFevre, FAIA

Post Occupancy Evaluation in “The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice”
with Larry Lord, FAIA

Facility Design for High-Performance Teams in “Supporting Work Team Effectiveness”
with Dr. Jean Wineman

Speaking Engagements

Check out my next scheduled event for the Fall 2019 Tradeline Space Strategies »

Margaret’s speaking engagements include many presentations and workshops at Tradeline, CoreNet, IFMA, TFM, BOMA, NeoCon, SCUP, ASID, IIDA, and the AIA.

Articles also on high-performance workplace design featured in the Atlanta Journal & Constitution, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, CoreNet Leader, Business to Business, Tradeline, and Architectural Products magazine.