Maria Aiolova, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA
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 University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Most recently, she taught at Pratt Institute and Parsons the New School for Design. Maria has
been a visiting lecturer and critic at Harvard GSD, Columbia University, Cornell University,
CUNY, Washington University, The Cooper Union, University of Toronto and Rhode Island
School of Design. Formerly, she served as Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of ETEX
Corporation, a bio-tech 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
sponsored by the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Austrian Cultural Forum, 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. Maria received her M.Arch. 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.
Architecture Group for Smart City Design, Ecological Planning, and Art.