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Maria Zvezdov

Maria Zvezdov

Boston, MA, US

 

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About 

Registered Architect in Bulgaria

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Beyond Shelter, Architecture and Design, Founder and Principal

Working on small-scale low budget home renovations in the Boston area – offering creative design solutions trying to optimize the use of space, reuse materials and resources and minimize the impact of the project’s footprint on the environment.

Aug 2010 - current
 

Charles Myer Architects, Intern Architect / Designer

Worked on schematic design, design development, CD and presentation phases for high end residential homes in MA and New England (new construction and renovation projects); in addition to the design work, I helped the office to transition from “pen and pencil” drawings to computer-generated drawings using VectorWorks on Macs.

Jul 2008 - Aug 2010
 

Lindsay Newman Architecture and Design, Intern Architect / Designer

Worked on schematic and design development phases; prepared presentation drawings for residential and commercial projects.

Apr 2008 - Jul 2008
 

Avenue, CDC (non-profit Community Development Organization), Houston, TX, Internship

Worked on conceptual ideas for Sustainable Affordable Housing in the urban fabric of Houston, TX; prepared a 3D presentation for presale of affordable units; worked on brochure related materials.

Jun 2006 - Aug 2006
 

Rogers + Labarthe Architects, Designer

Worked on design development and construction documents for on an affordable housing project in Houston, TX.

Mar 2006 - May 2006
 

University of Houston, Teaching Assistant

Fall Semester 2004, Teaching Assistant, Architectural Research, Prof. Leonard Bachman
Spring Semester 2005, Teaching Assistant, Quantitative Environmental Systems II, Prof. Amanda Tullos
Fall Semester 2005, Teaching Assistant, Architectural Research, Prof. Leonard Bachman
Fall Semester 2005, Teaching Assistant, Buildings Systems Integrated, Prof. Leonard Bachman

Aug 2004 - Dec 2005
 

Avenue, CDC (non-profit Community Development Organization), Houston, TX, Internship

Work on land acquisition, affordable housing research and surveys, construction management, move in houses, rehabilitation houses.

Jun 2005 - Aug 2005
 

Education 

McGill University, Masters, Housing Program

Affordable and Minimum Cost Housing Program: Domestic Environments and Cultural Landscapes, Post Professional MArch II
Final / Thesis Project: Indoor – Outdoor Mediations between the buildings and the inhabited landscape.

Studio work: Leo’s Stable, Griffintown, Montreal.
http://www.arch.mcgill.ca/prof/mellin/ssac/griffintown.html

May 17-20, 2007, SSAC (Society for the Study in Architecture in Canada) presented a project and research on Leo’s Stable, Griffintown, Montreal.

Sep 2006 - Sep 2007
 

University of Houston, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture (5 year professional degree), graduated Summa Cum Laude
2004 Summer Semester, Mexico Workshop for Preservation and Historic Architecture, Mexico

Aug 2001 - Dec 2005
 

Awards 

Spring Semester 2007, McGill School of Architecture Departmental Graduate Fellowship, Scholarship

2007
 

Summer Semester 2007, McGill School of Architecture Departmental Graduate Fellowship, Scholarship

2007
 

Fall Semester 2006, McGill School of Architecture Departmental Graduate Fellowship, Scholarship

2006
 

The National Dean’s List 2005, Award

2005
 

Scholarship for 2005-2006, MN Davidson Foundation, University of Houston, Scholarship

2005
 

Scholarship for 2004-2005, Keeland Scholarship, University of Houston, Scholarship

2004
 

Scholarship for 2003-2004, Alumni Association of the College of Architecture, University of Houston, Scholarship

2003
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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