Estefania Maldonado

Estefania Maldonado

Syracuse, NY, US



Estefania Maldonado is a rising fifth year pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture degree at Syracuse University, and a minor in Economics. As a designer, she believes architecture should be about designing  technologically and programmatically advanced spaces that are site responsive and sustainable. While creating an architecture that can stimulate the intellect and enhance the physical well-being of the individual in that space by fostering the relationship between humans and nature.


Payette, Boston, MA, US, Architectural Intern

Developed RCP’s, demolition plans, interior elevations and details, and all phases of the Construction Documents for renovations in Tufts Medical Center and Tufts Health Sciences Campus. As well as creating interior renderings and redesigning plans for the relocation of programs for office and lab additions in Tufts School of Nutrition, and the School of Biomedical Research.

Assisted with the Real-Estate Asset Planning study for Tufts University Health Sciences Campus producing diagrams and presentations that evaluated current and future real estate needs in context with the University and Downtown. As well as identifying options for future development.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, NY, US, Research Fellow

Researched ways to re-purpose tires using bioluminescent bacteria. Worked on ways to symbolically and metaphorically represent an individual’s CO² emission in Manhattan using cut tires, crates, and vibrio fischeri bacteria. Assisted in side projects such as designing the form for a mycelium mushroom chair, and participating in the design competition for the Guggenheim in Helsinki.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

Clemens Bruns Schaub, Vero Beach, FL, US, Architectural Intern

Created an architectural detail library, as well as organized the internal office database by creating dynamic blocks of commonly used designs in AutoCAD. Retouched photographs and sketches using Adobe Photoshop. Assisted in design development of interior materials and details. Worked on site during construction administration to address changes and discrepancies discovered during construction.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Minor: Economics

Aug 2011 - current


Dean's List, Nomination

Syracuse School of Architecture


Merit Full-Ride Scholarship, Scholarship

Syracuse School of Architecture


Areas of Specialization