Maria Fechner

Maria Fechner

New York, NY, US

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I am Maria Fechner and I received a Bachelor of Architecture degree at the University of Fine Arts in Poznan and Master in Advanced Architecture at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia/ Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

I spent a year at Columbia University in the City of New York attending the American Language Program.

While living in Poland, the United States and Spain I traveled exploring architecture, nature, and cultures. 

I look forward to new challenges and projects.



International Advertising Association, New York, NY, US, Graphic Design Intern

I was responsible for preparing presentations, brochures, invitations, and social media content. Primarily, I was working remotely.

Jan 2020 - current

Archi-Graf, Pila, Poland, Architectural Intern

In Archi-Graf I was responsible for preparing technical drawings. I was working in 4 person team. That was my 6 weeks summer internship.

Aug 2014 - Sep 2014


Institute of Advance Architecture of Catalunya, Barcelona, Masters, Advanced Architecture

At IAAC I developed my presentation, teamwork, digital fabrication, physical model making, and video making skills. I worked mostly in Rhino and Adobe software. I was introduced to Grasshopper, Autodesk Maya, AR/VR integration into architecture, Unity - video game engine, Processing, KUKA robotic-arm fabrication, and Arduino. At IAAC I further developed my communication and teamwork skills by regularly working in a group setting.

Sep 2018 - Jul 2019

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, American Language Program

In 2017 I moved to New York City to attend the American Language Program at
Columbia University. The program developed my writing skills and broaden my knowledge about American history and culture. During this time I worked in many international teams. Meanwhile, I attended many lectures organized by Columbia
GSAPP and The Cooper Union.

Sep 2017 - Aug 2018

University of Fine Arts, Poznań, Poland, BArch, Architecture

I completed my four-year Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Fine Arts in Poznan. That is where I was introduced to AutoCAD, ArchiCad, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, SketchUp, and others. I was working on team projects and individual projects. The program included architectural design, construction, planning, interior design, elements of industrial and graphic design, history of architecture and arts, material knowledge, and many others.

Sep 2013 - Jun 2017

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