Professor, Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design.
Dr. of architecture, professor, corresponding member of RAASN, member of the Union of architects of Russia, member of the National committee of the ICOMOS Russia.
In 1994 – 2006 — head of department Committee for the state preservation of historical and cultural monuments. Since 2006 she teaches in Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, since 2007 — principal research fellow of the Scientific Research Institute of the Theory and History of Architecture and Urban Planning (NIITIAG). Margarita Stieglitz is a recognized expert in the history of industrial architecture and avant-garde architecture, deals with the problems of its preservation. She started a new direction - the study and protection of St. Petersburg industrial architecture, led the compilation of lists of industrial architecture monuments of St. Petersburg for their placement under protection. She is author of a number of books and more than 150 publications on this subject in Russian and foreign editions.