Maria Cantisano

Maria Cantisano

Detroit, MI, US



As a person interested in the arts, design and architecture, I’ve had the pleasure to live in cities like New York and Barcelona. It is here in these cities where I have had the chance to interact with completed, populated urban scales.

For the past three years I have been involved with digital design and innovation, working both in private and public companies in the Dominican Republic and Barcelona. Although having concentrated my studies in Architecture, I also participate in the digital-arts world as a visual artist. 



NXT Design, Detroit, Michigan, Architectural Designer

Research in development of creative concepts
Space Planning
3D modeling and drafting using Revit and Sketchup
Product and material selection
Contractor and vendor bidding
Project administration

Jul 2017 - current

Oficina de Ingenieros Supervisores del Estado, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Project Analyst

Assessment of plans and budget calculations, delivered reports according to management requests.
Regular observation and registration of project or program activities, routine collection of information about all aspects of a project.
Design and revision of plans in different projects (hospitality, commercial and housing)

Oct 2016 - Dec 2017

Inter-Institutional PHD Program: University of Colima, MX, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Drafting and Grasshopper Aid

Created urban-architectural analysis drawings on Nemetschek Vectorworks
Researched and assisted on urban data analysis
Developed generative algorithms, parametric modeling and performance analysis on Rhino 3D + Grasshopper for urban research

Feb 2017 - Aug 2017

Casa Quien Gallery, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Gallery Assistant

Responsible for special events, the safety of the gallery's collection and the gallery's computer systems.
Managed communications with visitors and other outside parties.
Helped setup and breakdown exhibits and coordinate on- and off-site events.

Apr 2015 - Aug 2015

Altri Tempi, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Architectural Intern

Created architectural drawings in Nemetschek Vectorworks
Researched and assisted in the development of creative concepts
Attended project meetings
Created photomontages for conceptual designs

Jan 2015 - Jun 2015


Barcelona School of Design and Engineering (ELISAVA), Barcelona, ES, MArch, Advanced Design and Digital Architecture

Aug 2016 - Jul 2017

Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), Santo Domingo, DO, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2010 - Jul 2015

The New School, New York, NY, US, Architectural and Interior Studies

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

Areas of Specialization