With an enjoyment of math, science, and three-dimensional puzzles since high school, Meg Fowler transferred her love of those subjects and puzzles into a career in architecture in 1985 when she graduated from Cornell University. Fowler then worked for Beyer, Blinder, Belle for six years when she decided to pursue her master's degree at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. After working for Peter Marino Architects
, while managing a construction company, Fowler began her own architecture firm and has been in business for the past 15 years. Fowler contributes to the green and sustainable architecture field by promoting updating older homes, encouraging clients to create tighter building envelopes and using better lighting and insulation. “I’ve become known for putting an addition on an old house and making it look like it’s always been there,” Fowler says. Fowler believes in using every inch of a house and not creating a living space that is bigger than necessary and considers her proudest accomplishment when she hears back from customers that they love or still use the space that she has created in their home. Currently she is working on a wine store and restaurant in Sparkill and feels the tax credit incentives created by the government will do well towards making green and sustainable architecture more affordable. She also feels that new architects entering into the field need to continually educate themselves and learn about new products.