Megan Panzano graduated cum laude from Yale University, earning a B.A. in Architecture with honors in 2004. In 2010, she received her M.Arch I with distinction from Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she was the recipient of the John E. Thayer Award for outstanding academic achievement. Panzano was the 2010 winner of the GSD’s James Templeton Kelley Thesis Prize for her thesis “A Living Archive,” the design of a new architectural type that enables the home to reintegrate object curation with the habits of living. Her design research has been published as a feature in Wallpaper, Bauwelt, and Mark Magazines, among other publications, and has been exhibited in the Cite de l’architecture exhibit in Paris (2010) and in several Boston academies.
Through 2012 Megan worked as a Senior Designer and Project Manager at Utile, Inc. where she completed projects of diverse scale, including a highway de-elevation master plan, new townhouses in South Boston, and office space constructed from reclaimed materials in Charlestown. Prior to her education at the GSD, she worked at Venturi, Scott Brown + Associates in Philadelphia. She launched her independent design practice, studio PM, in 2013 and is currently working on a pair of projects of opposing scales.
Panzano has taught architecture studio for the past five years at both Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and Northeastern University. She has also served as a design critic at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple and Drexel Universities, Tufts, Boston Architectural College, Yale University, MIT, and at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.