Maria Vollas

Maria Vollas

Cambridge, MA, US



Maria is a designer and researcher from Greece. She holds the Master in Landscape Architecture (MLA) and the Master in Design Studies (MDes) in Urbanism, Landscape and Ecology from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is currently a research assistant at the Critical Landscapes Design Lab and has previously served as a curatorial fellow at Cooper Hewitt and worked as an architectural designer in Boston, MA and Greece. Her research is centered on representations of the Anthropocene, tracing as part of her MLA thesis ancient human/earthy histories imprinted in the subterranean ground layers of Athens.



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


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

Aug 2020 - May 2022

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

Aug 2019 - May 2022

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

Sep 2014 - May 2019


Promise of Excellence in Architecture, Award


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