Staff Profile: Maggie Cookman, Designer & Project Manager

by Biglin Architectural Group on February 20, 2012

Maggie Cookman | Biglin Architectural Group Designer & Project Manager

A graduate of Syracuse University’s School of Architecture, Maggie Cookman has been a designer and project manager with the Biglin Architectural Group for the past six and a half years. She has been intricately involved with many of our projects throughout the Los Angeles area. Working closely with our clients from concept to completion of construction is something that Maggie enjoys and is proud of. “It’s more than just the architecture,” she says. “It’s so rewarding to be on site with the client and the contractor, watching the design and hard work come to fruition. I really love working closely with our clients to make sure that their home is everything they have dreamed it would be.”

To stay current, Maggie keeps up with many online design blogs, including:

CurbedLA – “They always have interesting architecture-related posts but also what’s new or up-and-coming in LA. From information about neighborhoods, real estate, and new trends in design. It’s a great outlet to try to keep current in such a diverse and sprawling city!”

ArchDaily – “ArchDaily focuses more intensely on architecture and design, worldwide. It provides a much broader picture which is a good way to see what’s going on beyond LA.”

Pinterest is also becoming a refreshing source of inspiration. “It’s really amazing how much information is out there! And with Pinterest, it’s easy to see what’s new and trending all in one place.”

Currently, Maggie is managing several Los Angeles residential projects with the Biglin Group. One is the remodel of a 16,000 square foot California Contemporary home located in the flats of Beverly Hills. Two of her other projects are located in the Trousdale area of Beverly Hills, each with stunning views of Los Angeles, all the way out to the Pacific Ocean. “The style up in Trousdale is so unique,” Maggie says. “It’s like stepping back in time to the era of old Hollywood in the 60s and 70s.”

The Mid-Century Modern architecture is amazing in the Trousdale area but often, homeowners are looking for a bit more modern look. Both Trousdale estates are getting updates while maintaining the grand architectural gestures which make them each so unique. Maggie recommends Stephen Price’s book,  Over the Top which beautifully captures the classic architecture of this exclusive community that sets atop Beverly Hills.

 

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