Mary Wiberg

Assoc. AIA, LEED Green Associate

Architectural Designer


Higher Education




P 469.259.2552

Mary was born in Xin Jian and adopted from Urumqi, China, when she was two years old, and grew up in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She first experienced her passion for architecture when she visited China on a high school choral trip and fell in love with the level of detail and consideration put into designing and building the Forbidden City. It brought a new perspective into her life that she knew she would never forget.

Looking back, volunteering when she was young had helped her become more proficient with communication skills and observing and relaying information. One of the foundational starting points for these skills was when she and her family volunteered as 1850s re-enactors for Missouri Town 1855. As a re-enactor, she accurately portrayed and communicated about what children and women experienced at that time. This experience sparked a cultural and sociological curiosity about the growth of people, the culture, and the built environment.

As a designer in our Higher Education studio, Mary is passionate about sustainability and evidence-based design. A few of her notable projects include the Advanced Manufacturing and Aerospace Center at the University of Texas at El Paso, the Building for Engineering and Technology for Texas A&M University’s Texarkana campus, the Platte County ARPA Study, and more.

Get to know Mary

What is the best part of your job?

Printing a set of design documents and seeing the milestones from where you came from to where you are, and looking at all details put into that project.

What is your favorite building or landmark?

Hotel de Ville in Paris. It’s a building for the people, it has beautiful ornamentation and the public use with the plaza is just perfect with someone blowing bubbles 90% of the year there. I loved passing it every day when I studied abroad there.

What is your advice to young professionals in your field?

You will never know everything. You may know a lot, but there will always come a moment where you might not know something. Just breathe. Always ask questions, and do your best.