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PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  Maria Larsson, Architect SAR, MSA
  In total 20 years of architectural practice after 5 year M Arch degree
01/2008–present

Maria Larsson, inc., – N.Y. based own practice for architecture and design services
Projects includes design Yelo Fly a napping and wellness business, a private tower extension, a residence in Dubai, a restaurant in Aspen, a new peruvian food concept, interiors for PUIG headquarters, Paris, loft renovations etc.

03/2006–01/2008 the Apartment – creative agency, New York – Senior Project Architect and Interior designer
Projects includes urban design, architecture, interior design, product design and furniture design for several new brands i.e. a master plan proposal for Kiev’s new development, two new fast food brands and a new wellness center (napping & reflexology), all phases incl. construction documents, filing and Construction Administration.
03/2003–present Urban Identities AB – Sthlm, own practice for architecture and design – parallel with teaching
Projects includes hotel and lounge interiors, a large scale residential project in Portugal, brand interpretation of Nina Ricci, several interiors for private homes, and new large scale housing developments.
08/2002– 07/2006 KTH, Royal Academy of Technology, Faculty of Arch, Sthlm, Sweden, 4 years, Adjunct Prof.
Role & work description: Adjunct Professor. Creating my own studios with its approach and philosophy towards architecture and urbanism. Organizing lectures and fieldtrips to Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, Japan, Holland, Spain etc, including meeting with different architectural offices and learned of the latest trends within architectural design and lifestyles. From ‘06 responsible for two new courses at UPD – Urban Planning and Design – a new masters program at KTH
03-05: focus on Urban Design, Housing and Complexity Big Volumes, for 3rd year B.Arch
02-03: focus on Architectural concept development, design and construction, for 2nd year B.Arch
08/1998–03/2003 Zeilon & Partners – Sthlm, Sweden – 5 years as Senior Project and Design architect / Creative Dir.
A renowned cross-discipliner architectural office founded by Jacob Zeilon. Focus on brand related high profile design with holistic customized solutions in various scales, with an international client base.
Role & work description: head designer & ’office manager’ responsible for structuring and team lead Zeilon & Partners Design and Conceptual platforms, office and project administration; ie. office hand-book quality of management, environmental policy, project manuals
05/1995–07/1998 Tengbom Arkitekter – Stockholm, Sweden – 3 years as Assistant Project Architect and designer
A renowned architectural office founded by Ivar Tengbom1905 parallel with Asplund. Focus on high quality built architecture
Role & work description: 2,5 years on one building, Tyréns New office building, All phases; from Schematic Design – follow up of a complete project, A+IA (exterior + interior). One within a team with own responsibility for several design packages.
03/1994–08/1995 White Arkitekter - Halmstad, Sweden – 0,5 year as Architect and Designer
A renowned architectural office with several offices in Sweden.
My role & work description: Creative architect and designer for a High School, ie doing the color and material concept
 
 
  EDUCATION
1998 Royal Institute of Arts, KKH, Sthlm, Sweden, Art + Architecture Postgraduate course Theme: Speed
08/1994–05/1995 M. Arch Diploma, faculty of arch. NTH, Trondheim, Norway (Sept-March)
08/1993–01/2004 5th year: SCI-Arc, Los Angeles, USA, Ma Arch Studio w Coy Howard
1990-1993 2nd, 3rd, 4th year: faculty of arch. NTH, Trondheim, Norway
1989-1990 1st year: faculty of arch. CTH, Gothenburg, Sweden
1986-1989 High School Diploma, major in construction (4 years), Halmstad, Sweden
 
  AWARD & SCHOLARSHIP
2003 4th prize, New Residence in Chile,  Invited  competition for Sweden's 15 upcoming architects in Sweden,
2002 5th price, New Concert & Congress building in Uppsala, Sweden, open international competition
1993 abroadscholarship, SINTEF-scholarship
1990/1991 Nordplus scholarship
 

EXHIBITS
2004
New Swedish Embassy Residence in Santiago de Chile, exhibited at Sthlm Furniture Fair & Fredsgatan 12, Sthlm
2003 New Concert & Congress building Uppsala, exhibited in Uppsala
1998 3D-digital interpretations, Architecture Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
 
 
DESIGN & COMMUNICATION TOOLS  
  ArchiCAD / Auto CAD / Photoshop / InDesign / Illustrator / Power Point / Word / Excel etc
Freehand sketching and visualizations

 

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