Maria Aiolova

Lecture: The Art of Urbaneering

Maria Aiolova is an educator, architect and urban designer in New York City.

Her work is focused on the theory, science and application of ecological design. She is a Co-Founder of Terreform ONE. In 2013, Maria was appointed Academic Director of Global Architecture and Design of CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange).

Presently, Maria chairs the ONE Lab NY School for Design and Science and the One Prize Design and Science Award.

She is an institutional adviser to New Lab at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She won the 2013 AIA NY Award for Urban Design. Maria is currently a visiting faculty at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Most recently, she taught at Pratt Institute and Parsons the New School for Design.

Formerly, she served as Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of ETEX Corporation, a biotech company in Cambridge, MA. Maria is an inventor, who holds 18 technology patents. She was the winner of the Victor J. Papanek Social Design Award, and the Museum of Arts and Design in 2011.

Maria has won a number of design competitions including first place in the CHARLES/MGH Station, Boston, and the Izmir Post District International Competition, Turkey. She also won the Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability and Humanity and the Build Boston Award.