Maria Mingallon is a chartered structural engineer with a degree in architecture. Her main research interests are in the use of advanced computation for the design and fabrication of complex geometries.
She graduated in 2005 in Civil Engineering and obtained a scholarship to complete her studies at Imperial College. She has worked at Arup since graduating as a Structural Engineer. Among other projects, she has designed two footbridges leading to the Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects at the London 2012 Olympic Park.
In 2008 Arup sponsored her master degree in Emergent Technologies and Design at the Architectural Association from which she graduated with Distinction.
She is currently Adjunct Professor at McGill University School of Architecture. She is also part of the reviewing committee for the Symposium in Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAud).
In December 2010, Maria published her first book: ‘Fiber Composite Adaptive Systems: A manifesto into self-actuating potentials of fiber composite structures embedded with shape memory alloy actuators’.
She is currently co-directing the b-Shack pavilion in collaboration with the Facility for Architectural Research in Media and Mediation (FARMM) of McGill University School of Architecture.
McGill University, Montreal, QC, CA, Adjunct Professor
Advanced Construction: http://www.arch.mcgill.ca/prof/mingallon/advcons/
ContemPLAY pavilion: http://www.farmmresearch.com/pavilion/
Arup Associates, Montreal, QC, CA, Senior Structural Engineer
Advanced Computation, Parametric Design, Digital Fabrication
Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, GB, MArch, Emergent Technologies and Design
Biomimicry, Parametric Design, Scripting, Form Finding, Digital Fabrication
Thesis awarded Distinction, read more at:
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, ES, Masters, Ingeniero de Caminos Canales y Puertos, MEng in Civil Engineering
Imperial College London, London, GB, Masters, Erasmus Scolarship
‘Gerald Sheff Visiting Professorship’ part-time outstanding teaching, 1st Place
Award given to recognize outstanding teaching skills in part-time professors at McGill University School of Architecture, June 2011.
MSc (Distinction) Architectural Association, 1st Place
MSc thesis in Fibre Composites Adapative Systems, part of the program in Emergent Technologies and Design, awarded with Distinction in November 2009.
SIKA, S.A. - Third Award, National Contest - 'Construction project of an egg-shaped sludge treatment plant', 3rd Place
SIKA, S.A. - Third Award, National Contest - 'Construction project of an egg-shaped sludge treatment plant', Spain, Jun 2005
Best Academic Project for the Urban Development of an industrial Area: 'Industrial Sector Larache, Ciudad Real', 1st Place
UNIÓN FENOSA, First Award, UCLM - Best Academic Project for the Urban Development of an industrial Area: 'Industrial Sector Larache, Ciudad Real', Spain, March 2003