Maria Golasowska

Maria Golasowska

London, GB



I was born on 9th December 1981 in Upper Silesia, Poland. I studied architecture and urban planning at Krakow University of Technology, where I graduated with a Masters degree, RIBA Part II. Afterwards  I completed one-year study of historical monument conservation and protection municipal of cultural heritage. I gained versatile work experience in few architectural  practices and by participating in numerous of workshops and international student design competitions. In February 2007 I moved to London and joined architectural company - Foster and Partners. During 5 years spent in this creative environment I had unique opportunity of working in various masterplan projects: Masdar-Abu Dhabi, Blue City (Al Madina al Zarqua)-Oman, public use development: Masdar University of Technology and Sky Palaces, luxurious private resort on Coetivy Island - Seychelles, Reem Island residential, Egypt New Cairo, Shanghai Business Center and Campus development in California.

I am also interested in furniture design, graphics and photography, I worked on various industrial design projects.

My hobbies include:

  • yachting - Inland Skipper License since 9th Sep. 1999  boat  
  • golf (official handicap 20)     
  • playing the piano     
  • member of charity organization



Foster + Partners, London, GB, Architect

Architect and Urban Planner, CAD drawings, 3D and physical models, various diagrams and presentations on following projects:

-Campus Development - California, USA
-Shanghai Bund Business Centre
-Barwa New Cairo [Office] - Egypt
-Reem Island [Residential] - Abu Dhabi, UAE
-Masdar Institute of Science and Technology [Education]- Abu Dhabi
-Masdar City, [Master plan] Abu Dhabi, UAE
-Coëtivy Island Resort [Master plan] - Seychelles Islands
-Al Madina al Zarqua“Blue City” [Master plan] – Oman
-Dubai Business Bay [Mixed Use] - Dubai UAE

Apr 2007 - Apr 2012

AARCADA, Kraków, PL, Architectural Assistant

CAD drawings, 3D models and renderings
detailed design, construction and presentation drawings on various projects

May 2005 - Apr 2006

Atelier Loegler & Partners, Kraków, PL, Intern Architect

CAD drawings, 3D models and renderings for presentation of international architectural competition for Philharmony Olsztyn, Poland
Design Stages C (Competition)

Jan 2005 - Feb 2005


Architectural Monument Conservation Institutute, Kraków, PL, Architectural & Urban Monument Conservation

one-year study of the principles for the protection of cultural heritage and methods of renovation
architectural and urban monument

Jan 2006 - Jan 2007

Politechnika Krakowska, Kraków, PL, MArch, architecture and urban planning

5-year studies on Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning
Master in Architecture and Urban Design - validated by the RIBA
granted on Dec.2, 2005

Sep 2000 - Jan 2005


‘Maashavensilo Gebouwe’, Award

Competition ‘Maashavensilo Gebouwe’ international student competition ‘Wind Organ’ project; Rotterdam(N )


VELUX Student Competition, 3rd Place

III prize, student competition by VELUX,
redevelopment of sport centre


Academic Scholarship, Scholarship

for outstanding achievements CUT 2000-2002


Areas of Specialization