Margaret Rew, AIA NCARB

associate architect


4 years experience

new at architrave p.c., architects October 2019

I come to architrave from Boston with experience in strategic planning, interiors, and conservation management. I have worked on projects for corporate, civic and higher education clients. I particularly love working with institutions and long term owners. I believe in working with the existing and designing with maintenance in mind.

My work is informed by my roots in the Boston art community. I studied Art History and Political Science at Tufts University and then worked for the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) and the Howard Yezerski Gallery. Most recently in 2018, I was commissioned to design and paint a wayfinding mural for the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina. I look forward to applying my professional skills, research interests, and civic art background to the challenges of your project.

I lived on a sailboat in Boston Harbor for three years and am just getting used to living on land again.



Master of Architecture, University of Virginia
Bachelor of Art History and Political Science, Tufts University

Professional Registration

Architecture (MA, DC)


Exhibit Renovation, National Museum of the American Indian
East Plaza Lighting Restoration, United States Capitol
Roof Study, Library of Congress Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center

Selected Projects with Utile Architecture and Planning
Boston City Hall and Plaza Master Plan, Boston, MA
Boston City Hall Exterior Lighting Improvement Project, Boston, MA
Boston City Hall Parking Clerk Transaction and Wayfinding, Boston MA
The Billow—First place entry for the BostonBRT Station Design Competition
Tech Client Data Center Workspace Prototype, Nationwide
Nextjump Office Improvements, Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA
BUild Lab, Student Coworking Space, Boston University, Boston MA
Boston University Department Offices, Boston MA
Simmons Center for Student Success, Boston MA