Margaret Serrato

Margaret Gilchrist Serrato, PhD MBA AIA ASID LEED AP

Senior Workplace Strategist, Herman Miller Inc.

With over twenty-five years of research and design experience, Margaret Gilchrist Serrato has a special focus 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 specialties include team workplace design, alternate workplace planning, branding, sustainability design, and workplace wellness.

Margaret’s professional design experience includes ten years at Lord, Aeck & Sargent, where she was a Senior Architect / Interior Designer, followed by five years at tvsdesign where she was an Associate Principal. Her publications include a co-authored chapter on Post Occupancy Evaluation in “The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice”, a co-authored chapter on Supporting Work Team Effectiveness in “Facility Design for High-Performance Teams”, as well as articles on high-performance workplace design in the Atlanta Journal & Constitution, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, CoreNet Leader, Business to Business, and Architectural Products magazine.

Margaret’s speaking engagements include presentations and workshops at SCUP, CoreNet, IFMA, TFM, NeoCon, and Workplace Freedom Dubai.

Margaret has served on the Board of the Atlanta Girls School, currently serves on the Brenau Interior Design Advisory Board, and is managing director of the José Carlos and Margaret Serrato Foundation.

Raised in Columbus, Georgia, Margaret attended 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 teaches the Capstone Studio in Interior Design.


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