Maria has been practicing architectural design for 24 years. She has designed residential spaces including renovations, restorations, additions to existing homes and new construction. She has also designed business spaces such as the offices of Newport Acupuncture. Her designs reflect her abliity to listen to her clients and deliver work that will be appreciated for years to come. Also reflected is her appreciation of environmental impacts of a building and her consideration of the effects of nature to create comfortable, welcoming spaces. Specifically, orienting rooms to capture the best possible natural light for the application. And, making the most of the orientation to the sun for heating and cooling rooms. She also focuses on best use of space; taking into consideration the clients needs and desires, incorporating the importance of storage space and ease of flow throughout; combining form and function. She strongly believes in “quality not quantity” focusing on the finer details, adding character and avoiding massive spaces that are never comfortable and remain virtually unused.
Raised in New York and Italy, Maria studied art and design at the School of Visual Arts and SUNY.