Maria Aiolova: Terreform ONE: City, Ecology, Mobility

Department of Architecture Spring 2011 Lecture Series

Maria Aiolova is an architect and urban designer and cofounder of New York City–based Terreform ONE and Terrefuge. Aiolova received her master of art in urban design from Harvard University, Dipl.-Ing. from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria and Sofia, Bulgaria. She directs the TerreFarm summer school for urban agriculture and the One Prize Award organized by Terreform ONE. Aiolova is currently faculty at Pratt Institute, Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design, and Parsons the New School for Design. She won the Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability and Humanity and the Build Boston Award. Aiolova has a number of winning competitions including first place in the CHARLES/MGH Station, Boston and the Izmir Post District International Competition, Turkey. Formerly, she founded Compost Art Center, a nonprofit artists residency program and BE Design, a design/build partnership. She has taught at University of Toronto, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Boston Architectural Center and has been a visiting lecturer and critic at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, Columbia University, City University of New York, Washington University, and the Rhode Island School of Design.