Marga Ink

About Marga Rose Hancock / Marga Ink:
I welcome inquiries about how I might work with you or your organization on writing & editing projects. 
I especially enjoy collaborative & exploratory work involving personal histories & memoirs, & preparation of public communications.

Biographical writings & productions:
*Beginning in 2017, the Queen Anne Historical Society published profiles I prepared documenting distinguished Queen Anne residents: Virginia AndersonBetty Bowen, Jean Burch Falls, Carolyn Geise, Alice Rooney, & Arne & Claire Zaslove.
*In 2012, I worked with the Structural Engineers Foundation of Washington to convene & record 9 engineers involved in the design of structures defining Seattle as a city of innovation. "
Structural Engineers of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair," a film documentary of their memories & achievements, premiered May 2013.
*In 2011 I instituted the Structural Engineers Association of Washington Hall of Fame for SEAW, an online publication of career profiles of some 200 engineers honored by the organization since its founding in 1950.  I continue to update the site.
*Beginning in 2009, I developed biographical studies of notable Seattle design professionals, commissioned & published by William J. Bain Jr., Fred Bassetti, L. Jane Hastings, Johnpaul JonesJohn Skilling, Paul Thiry, and in 2013, Century 21 World's Fair - Structural Engineering.

Historical studies:
*For the September 2015 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Women in Architecture (WIA) Leadership Summit in Seattle, I served on the Women in Architecture Legacy Project team, documenting & elevating the careers of notable women architects of Seattle & Washington.  The project includes profiles of AIA honorees & leaders.
*For the
University of Washington Architecture Centennial 2014-15, I initiated online documentation of faculty and alumni/ae 1914-present.
*In 2013, I helped organize a study of the building originally known as the
University of Washington Faculty Center (later UW Club), widely recognized for its design at the time of its completion in 1960. 
*In 2013, I launched a retrospective of engagement by architects & planners in urban activism,
Seattle Design in ActionIn April 2013 and January 2014, veteran participants in these programs assembled at UW Architecture & shared reflections of the impact of design in action on their communities and their careers:  then+NOW. 
*In 2011, the American Institute of Architects commissioned me to prepare & publish
AIA Diversity History, an ongoing chronicle of the national organization's endeavor to engage under-represented ethnic minorities & women in the profession of architecture.

Other/ongoing programs/communications:
*WilDLife / Women Design Leaders
*Scripps Class of '69
*Scripps Alumnae WeWA

Poems & stories:
Poems by Marga offers my writings & literary presentations from 1960 to the present.


Education:  BA (Literature) Scripps College; graduate studies UW School of Public Affairs
Experience:  My work with Seattle non-profit organizations has involved writing about people & programs for public communications, in print & online.
*American Institute of Architects Seattle Chapter 1985-2007:   EVP/CEO
*Seattle Psychoanalytic Institute 1978-85:   Executive Secretary
*Allied Arts of Seattle 1977-78:   Acting Executive
*University of Washington Department of Urban Planning 1971-77:  Advising Program Assistant
Board Service:  Queen Anne Historical Society 2017- , Structural Engineers Foundation of Washington 2014- , Association of Specialized & Professional Accreditors 1988-1992, Council on Education for Public Health 1986-88
Updated February 2018