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Macy hails from the wide-open spaces of Wyoming and Montana, where the landscape played an ever-present role in her education and recreation. Macy pursued this passion by relocating to the Blue Ridge Mountains, where she earned a degree in Environmental Studies from Hollins University, followed by a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University. She spent time working in environmental non-profits, in addition to work researching and cataloging the interconnected relationships of civic life. With a thirst for education and driven by the data proving the impact architecture has on neighborhoods and communities, she earned her Masters in Architecture from Virginia Tech and the Washington Alexandria Architecture Center. While there, she studied how architecture can facilitate connections to the natural environment, as well as support healthy living environments, demonstrated by her work on the design of a medical clinic in a remote region of Africa.
In recent years, Macy worked as a designer in Washington DC on a variety of affordable and market-rate multi-family housing, historical renovations, and mission-based commercial work, looking for opportunities to support community, environmental, and human well-being. She joined VMDO in 2021 and is excited to inspire a passion for education and the environment in youth through the work of the K-12 studio.
Master of Architecture, Virginia Tech
Master of Public Administration, Columbia University
Bachelor of Science Environmental Studies, Hollins University