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Maria Vollas

Maria Vollas

Cambridge, MA, US

 

About 

Maria Vollas is a designer and researcher from Greece. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is currently pursuing the Master in Design Studies (MDes ULE) and the Master in Landscape Architecture (MLA I AP) at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Her work is focused on social and environmental advocacy and influenced by environmental histories and cultural anthropology. She has conducted research in Latin America and India, investigating the integrations of modernity in the complex cultural, political and urban conditions. She is currently analyzing various aspects of the Anthropocene, from archival research on indigenous Amazonian cultures to design practices that address Nuclear Exclusion Zones.

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Employment 

Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum - Smithsonian Institution, New York, NY, US, Curatorial Fellow of Socially Responsible Design (under Cynthia E. Smith)

Jun 2020 - Aug 2020
 

William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc., Boston, MA, US, Architecture Intern

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019
 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, Fabrication Shop Monitor

Sep 2015 - May 2019
 

SPARCH Sakellaridou/Papanikolaou Architects, Thessaloníki, GR, Architecture Intern

Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
 

Education 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, Master in Landscape Architecture (MLA I AP)

Aug 2020 - current
 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, Master in Design Studies (in Urbanism, Landscape and Ecology)

Aug 2019 - current
 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, BArch, Architecture + minor in Philosophy

Sep 2014 - May 2019
 

Awards 

Promise of Excellence in Architecture, Award

2015
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills