Meg is a facilitator and strategist for Public Space and Systems. As president and co-founder of the storrow|kinsella studio in Indianapolis, Meg is a seasoned and practiced professional who dedicates herself to the planning, design and implementation of major public spaces and systems. She is engaged in all aspects of client relations, planning, project design and execution, quality control and sustainability evaluation. Meg excels at seeking the wisdom of stakeholders in reimagining their places and systems to enhance their quality of life.
Meg is a thought leader with national credentials in historic preservation, cultural landscapes, and place-based transportation in the creation of inspiring places and their connectivity systems. Meg's first professional position was with a landscape architecture studio engaged in public sector work in her home state of Vermont. That was followed by professional certification as a Landscape Architect in Rhode Island while working for a Providence engineering firm. Meg then joined and became project manager with The Landplan Partnership in Southport, Connecticut, and associate member of successor firm Jack Curtis & Associates. She was responsible for project management and site design for a host of urban park, recreation, conservation/wetland preservation and corporate headquarter projects. Project management and design work for the Cummins Engine Company world headquarters site (a Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo project) brought her to Columbus, Indiana, which in turn led to formation of the Storrow Kinsella Partnership with partner John Kinsella.
A graduate of Michigan State University with Honors in Landscape Architecture, Meg has been adjunct professor, visiting design critic and presenter at Ball State and Purdue Universities. Meg has served as president of the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and served ten years on the Indiana State Board of Registration for Architects and Landscape Architects and the National Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Boards (CLARB). She was instrumental in obtaining an Indiana practice act for landscape architecture during those tenures. Meg was elected to the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows in 2015 and received her certification from the American Planning Association as a certified planner (AICP) in 2016.
Meg has been a frequent presenter to national and regional professional society meetings for landscape architecture, planning, historic preservation, and engineering, and for advocacy groups on Complete Streets, Place-based Transportation, and Historic/Modernist Preservation, often related to the studio's groundbreaking work in those areas.
Meg served on an Indianapolis community development corporation board for over twelve years during that entity's focus on affordable downtown housing as an essential component of economic development. Her pro-bono application of professional skills has included helping establish a watershed-based forest preserve surrounding a lakeside community, and leading a downtown neighborhood's update of its historic preservation plan and its subsequent inclusion as a consolidated Commercial District and Neighborhood Plan. She continues to volunteer and advocate for neighborhood quality of life.