Peggy’s body of work as an architect speaks to her belief that design drives solutions as well as creating inspiring spaces. Along with some of the most spectacular residences in the American West, Peggy’s portfolio embodies her passion for accessible housing and community engagement. Among her work that has gracefully enhanced quality of life in Teton County are the Teton County Library, Rendezvous Park, and three affordable housing subdivisions cherished by the community.
Peggy graduated from the Cooper Union School in New York City. Her early work included five years with Davis Brody Bond, where she served as Project Architect for the Museum of Modern Art Moving Image Preservation Center, and work with renowned Japanese architect Toshik Mori. With a move to Jackson in 1995, Peggy co-founded Tobler Duncker Architects, working on mostly residential projects. In 2008, she proudly founded Gilday Architects, among the first architectural firms in Jackson with a sole female principal/owner. Peggy is a leader in Jackson’s civic and non-profit world and has served on the boards of Center for the Arts, Teton Science Schools, and as board president of the Jackson Hole Land Trust. She also served on the Teton County Blue Ribbon Panel for Workforce Housing.
An architect, citizen, partner, and mother, Peggy is also a fierce tennis player, skier, and traveler. She loves great cuisine and has created some of the most beloved dining spaces in Jackson Hole, including Rendezvous Bistro, Local, and The Kitchen.