Maria Roldan

Maria Roldan

Boston, MA, US



My name is Maria. I am a student from San Juan Puerto Rico and I am a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I am very interested in the intersection between architecture/interior design and other fields, such as neuroscience/psychology, engineering, computer science and consulting. 



Perkins and Will, Boston, MA, US, Science+Technology Group Intern

Conducting a metrics study to analyze trends in the design of science and technology buildings, with the purpose of improving design practices.

Feb 2017 - current

Perkins and Will, Los Angeles, CA, US, Extern

-Worked on the design development stage for corporate and medical interiors. Focused on iterating on designs, worked to understand the client's needs and deliver appropriately. Helped with the selection of finishes and client presentation materials.
- Created a platform that matches project managers to employees based on project needs and employee's preferences

Jan 2017 - Jan 2017

Memory Matrix Installation (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, Design Team Member

• Worked with Prof. Azra Aksamija to create an installation for the MIT Centennial at the MIT Media Lab, to mourn the loss of cultural heritage, with a focus on the Syrian Refugee Crisis.
• Designed project logo, drew conceptual diagrams and red line drawings, created a video for crowd funding, worked on the conceptual design team, prototyped ideas and contributed to project management and overview of construction.
• Installation has been exhibited at the MIT Media Lab, Qalandiya International
Biennale, London Biennale - Manila Pollination and Amman Design Week.

Feb 2016 - May 2016

Corporacion Antiguo Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, AR, Architecture Intern

• Generated a catalog to show government officials the impact that the emergency exits and ventilation system of an underground highway in Buenos Aires would have on the surface and on the historic district.
• Catalog included 3D models of types of exits, renders, maps, a circulation analysis and general evaluations of each exit.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, Bachelors, Architectural Design

GPA 4.4/5.0

Relevant Coursework includes Architecture Design Studio I, II & III, Architectural Building Systems, Building Structural Systems I, Development Lab: Schools, Introduction to Geometric Modeling, Creative Design Prototyping, Visual Arts, Analysis of Contemporary Architecture, Early Modern Architecture and Art, Furniture Making, Multivariable Calculus, Physics I and II, General Chemistry,
Biology, System Safety, Neuroscience and Society, Introduction to Psychological Sciences

Sep 2013 - current

Academia Maria Reina, San Juan, PR, US, High School, High School Diploma

GPA: 3.65/4.0, Ranking 5/98
Class President, Vice-President and Representative, Student Council Public Relations Manager

Aug 2007 - May 2013


Tony Tappe Scholarship Recipient 2016, Grant

Grant to attend the Ecole D'art Americaines du Fontainebleau in the Summer of 2017.


MIT Pirate's License, Award

Master in Pistol, Archery, Fencing and Sailing.


Areas of Specialization