Maria guides teams in designing enhanced educational environments that deliver a vastly enhanced learning experience for students of all levels. A Principal and Registered Architect, Maria is highly regarded as a specialist in her field. She was invited to participate on the World Architecture News awards jury panel for education in 2012 and the World Architecture News Effectiveness Awards in 2013. She earned a B.A. (Hons) in Architecture at the University of Portsmouth and a Diploma in Architecture at the University of Westminster, where she also pursued Postgraduate Certificate Professional Practice in Architecture.