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Maria Doku

Maria Doku

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Based in New York City, Maria is a Master of Architecture student at Columbia University. An Avid reader, Maria's favorite genres are Philosophical Fiction/Non-Fiction, Sci-Fi, Psychological Non-Fiction, and she always enjoys a good Classic. Her favorite writer is Fyodor Dostoevsky. 

Maria admires the work of Architect David Adjaye and her favorite building of all time is the Church of Light by Tadao Ando.

Maria's Featured Articles on Archinect

Archinect’s Guide to Job Titles: Building Façade/Envelope Specialist, Mon, Mar 14 '22

Expertise in facade design has become a growing niche for firms and individuals who specialize in building envelopes, facade fabrication techniques, and performance-based design solutions. A facade specialist helps firms create unique building exteriors that blend architecture, engineering, and ...

Archinect’s Guide to Job Titles: Building Façade/Envelope Specialist
 

Archinect's Guide to Job Titles: Model Maker, Tue, Jan 4 '22

When beginning architecture school, a student is introduced to four basic design elements: Point, Line, Plane, and Volume. The process for designing a building requires these four elements to operate. These elements serve as the backbone to crafting an effective design proposal and successful ...

Archinect's Guide to Job Titles: Model Maker
 

Security, Resilience, and Stewardship: Studio Ma Collaborates with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Building Operations to Create Resilient, Forward-Looking Environments for All, Fri, Jul 2 '21

Phoenix-based architecture and environmental design firm Studio Ma works with The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Building Operations (OBO) in their architectural research initiative that examines new applications for large-scale institutional buildings. This ...

Security, Resilience, and Stewardship: Studio Ma Collaborates with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Building Operations to Create Resilient, Forward-Looking Environments for All
 

Employment 

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Graduate Research Assistant

Sep 2021 - current
 

Gensler, Seattle, WA, US, Workplace Research & Data Analytics Intern

Jul 2021 - Oct 2021
 

Module Housing, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Architectural Design Intern

Feb 2021 - Jun 2021
 

Education 

Columbia University, New York City, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2021 - current
 

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Bachelors, Part-Time Architecture Student

Aug 2019 - Dec 2020
 

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Bachelors, B.S. in Architecture

Aug 2018 - Dec 2020
 

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, US, Bachelors, B.S. in Architecture

Aug 2017 - May 2018
 

Awards 

Fulbright Semi-Finalist, Award

University College London Award

2021
 

John Hopkins University Macksey Symposium Award, Award

2020
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills