Jen Maigret, AIA, is an Associate Professor and founding principal at PLY+ architecture, urbanism, design. Her education and professional experience within the field of biology and architecture inform her approach to designing architecture as a component of broader environmental systems. She 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 and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Art in Biology from Hartwick College.
Her teaching focuses on design, construction, and sustainability. In 2020 she and Lars Junghans served as faculty co-leads for the development of proposed carbon neutral Building Standards for the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality. In 2021, PLY+ was recognized with an Emerging Voices award by the Architectural League of New York. The Emerging Voices program is an annual invited competition for North American firms and individuals with distinct design voices and significant bodies of realized work, recognizing 8 firms annually. Other work at PLY+ has been recognized with two SARA NY and one SARA National Design Awards of Excellence, several Michigan AIA Honor Awards, a Michigan Masonry Award, an international AIA Faith and Form award and has been published in the summer 2019 issue of AN Interiors magazine