Valeria Koukoutsi-Mazarakis M.S. Arch. Ph.D. MIT
An architect from Greece (Diploma of Architecture with Honors ’86), with a Master of Science in Architecture Studies, MIT ’89 (award for best performance), a Ph.D. degree, MIT ‘01 in History, Theory and Criticism in Architecture and 30-year experience of international practice in architecture. Collaborated with Rafael Moneo Arquitecto from Madrid, Spain as a senior architect for 15 years (2000-2015), worked with Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in New York (1995-96) and Charles Correa in Mumbai, India (1991) having started her professional career at the architectural office of Alexandros Samaras in Athens, Greece (1986). Founder of VMA - an integrative design firm with a range of international projects spanning multiple scales and typologies - educational, cultural, and commercial currently focusing on residential projects and small object design.
skills & personal attributes
Creative problem solver
Resourceful strategic planner
Efficient project manager
Action-oriented verbal communicator
Inspiring team builder
Expeditious time manager
we are an international design firm
With a record of 30 years of experience in academic, institutional, commercial, and residential buildings. Our expertise lies in solving design problems ranging from urban design to architecture to the small scale. Our approach is to develop and execute creative sustainable design solutions with innovative tools and materials.