Monica Pascatore, AIA, LEED AP


Monica Pascatore

Monica is a people person. Whether creating a new building or a piece of art, she finds her inspiration in people and the physical, cultural and social identities that define their communities.

Recognized for her human-centered, participatory design process, Monica leads the planning and design of spaces of all types—most notably community projects. Her portfolio is defined by environments that contribute to the health, happiness and well-being of communities, from recreation centers and cultural buildings to nature centers, public pools and national memorials. More than just an architect, she’s committed to promoting better, more equitable and inclusive design across all facets of life.

A few clients and collaborators

  • National Parks Service
  • World War I Centennial Commission
  • Baltimore City Recreation + Parks

Expert in

  • Community engagement
  • Public space design and planning
  • Strengthening the connection between people and the places they share
  • Translating people's needs into something that inspires them


  • Traveling to 17 countries
  • Managing the WWI Memorial project in DC (while with GWWO Architects)
  • Teaching mixed-martial arts high-intensity cardio classes for 13+ years