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Sacramento, CA

Virginia Marquardt



  • Architecture
  • K-12 Schools
  • Principal
Virginia Marquardt
  • Principal

"For me, architecture is not just a career; it's why I wake up in the morning. At DLR Group I have the opportunity to work with great teams on great projects for great clients."

Virginia is a K-12 expert working with school districts in California to design learning environments to enhance student performance. She was project manager for the modernization of Jordan High School in the Watts community of Los Angeles, and a member of the project team for Beverly Hills Unified School District's Beverly Hills High School modernization. Virginia joined the Los Angeles office in 2011 after practicing several years in DLR Group's Phoenix office working with multiple school districts across Arizona.

Virginia is a passionate supporter of her profession and a developing leader within the AIA. She was a recipient of the 2013 AIA Young Architects Award. The Young Architects Award is given to individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of their architectural career. Virginia served as the 2014 Vice Chair of the Young Architects Forum (YAF), leading efforts for AIA's Emerging Professional Summit and the composition of an action plan addressing new issues faced by merging professionals and supporting the next generation of architects. She also filled the role of YAF Chair in 2015, and Past Chair in 2016.

"I look forward to being a voice of young architects within AIA. Our industry is in the midst of significant change, technologies, how we deliver buildings, and the global market. How does AIA need to evolve and what does it need to be in the coming years to meet the needs of architect? Helping to define and set that agenda is tremendously exciting."