Mallory Barga
Intern Architect

Mallory was born and raised in the small town of Versailles, Ohio. To pursue an early dream of hers to one day become an architect, she moved west to Muncie, Indiana to attend Ball State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. The pursuit of her architectural education then took her south to East Tennessee where she attained her Master of Architecture degree with a concentration in Conservation and Stewardship from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2014. Through her education and field studies in places as varied as Italy, Netherlands, and Haiti, she has come to approach architecture as a challenge and a responsibility to design optimal solutions with minimal resources. Mallory took on this challenge in her master’s thesis where she focused on natural disaster recovery strategies and residential rebuilding in rural Haiti. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Tau Sigma Delta Bronze Medal, the top thesis award for her graduating class, for her unique design solution and cultural considerations of a phased relief house.

Mallory is skilled in AutoCad, Rhino, Sketchup, Adobe Design Products, V-Ray for Rendering, and hand rendering. She also enjoys hands on fabrication such as welding and woodworking.

After graduation, Mallory decided to make Knoxville her home and she joined the LGA team in fall 2014. Outside of architecture, she likes to enjoy East Tennessee through kayaking, fishing, trail running, and hiking.