Maria is originally from Costa Rica and holds a BIARC from SCI-ARC.
With a passion for a holistic approach to design, Maria applies her creativity and attention to detail across a wide range of scales. She feeds her curiosity through travel and new realities from which she draws inspiration.
Robert has worked and resided in China following his graduation in 2013 to pursue opportunities to work with Ma Yansong at MAD Architects, then Korean architect Seung H-Sang at IROJE Architects & Planners. Robert has been working with Gensler since 2014 working primarily in the retail, mixed use, and educational practice areas.*
During his undergraduate studies, Robert has lived and studied abroad in Rome studying Italian Art and Architectural history and design. He has also spent a semester in Germany while at Pratt Berlin, in addition to an intensive design-build course at the Bauhaus in Weimar.
Robert graduated with honors from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, with a five-year NAAB-accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree, and is a registered architect in Texas.
*Studio MA-RO is in no way affiliated with, nor producing work for, with, or through the resources of any other entity listed above.