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Marble Surface

Valeria Mazarakis, M.S.Arch., PhD M.I.T.


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 PhD degree, MIT ‘01 in History, Theory and Criticism in Architecture and a 30-year experience of international practice in architecture. She collaborated with Rafael Moneo Arquitecto from Madrid, Spain as senior associate 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). She is the founder of VMA - an integrative design firm with a range of international projects spanning multiple scales and typologies - educational, cultural, commercial currently focusing in residential  projects and small objects design.

skills & personal attributes


Creative problem solver 
Resourceful strategic planner 
Efficient project manager
Action-oriented verbal communicator
Thoughtful collaborator 
Inspiring team builder
Visionary designer
Expeditious time manager


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