Jen Maigret’s education and professional experience within the field of biology and architecture that inform her approach to designing architecture as a component of broader environmental and cultural systems. Her design interests engage the generative potential of complex, environmental systems related to the material, cultural and formal expression of architecture. Maigret is a licensed architect in the State of Michigan and holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science in Ecology, Evolutionary and Organismal Biology from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Art in Biology from Hartwick College. Maigret currently holds a position as an Associate Professor of Architecture at Taubman College at the University of Michigan where she teaches core courses in sustainable design (Arch 515- Sustainable Systems + Arch/URP/Environ 357- Architecture, Sustainability, and the City), and design studios.
Jen Maigret also serves as Principal of PLY+ architecture, design, and urbanism. PLY+ is a collaborative architecture practice dedicated to design excellence. Our approach combines rigorous research and creative invention. In addition to recognition for excellence by the profession and academy, in 2021, The Architectural League of New York awarded PLY+ with its annual Emerging Voices Award. The award spotlights eight North American individuals and firms with distinct design voices that have the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. The jury reviews significant bodies of realized work and considers accomplishments within design and academia.