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Maria Doku

Maria Doku

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

Based in New York City, Maria is an incoming Master of Architecture student at Columbia University. An Avid reader, some of Maria's favorite genres include Philosophical and Psychological Fiction/Non-Fiction, Sci-Fi, 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.

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Maria's Featured Articles on Archinect

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 

Ace Mentor Program of America, Minneapolis, MN, US, Mentor

Jul 2020 - current
 

The Urbanist Platform, London, UK, Community Engagement Writer

As a writer for the team, my journalism coverage includes news and feature writing, developing knowledge of London happenings while simultaneously collaborating with local designers.

Jul 2020 - current
 

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

Feb 2021 - Jun 2021
 

The Pitt News, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Layout Editor

Graphic Presentation Layout utilizing Adobe Suite

Aug 2020 - Nov 2020
 

The Pitt News, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Staff Graphic Designer

Front-End Graphic Design

Sep 2019 - Nov 2020
 

The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Research Assistant

Research Assistant in the creation of a new course:
HAA 0125 Museums: Society and Inclusion
Prof.: Dr. Gretchen Bender

Jan 2020 - Apr 2020
 

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Printing Services: Graphic Designer

Jan 2019 - Apr 2019
 

Education 

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