Maria Aiolova

Co-founder / Terreform One

New York (US)

Maria Aiolova is an architect, urban designer, and teacher who focuses on ecological design. She is the co-founder of Terreform ONE, a nonprofit organization for architecture, urban, and ecological design. Terreform seeks to improve depressed and derelict urban areas through ecological design. Aiolova was most recently a faculty member at Pratt Institute and has taught at a number of schools, among them the University of Toronto, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston Architectural Center, and Cornell University, to name a few. This year she won the 2013 AIA Ny Award for Urban Design. She was also the winner of the Victor J. Papanek Social Design Award sponsored by the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Austrian Cultural Forum, and the museum of Arts and Design in 2011. Aiolova received her master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University, B.Arch. from Wentworth IT with Honors, Dipl.-Ing. from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria and Sofia, Bulgaria.

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