Maria Contreras Associate
01/ My Favorite Vacation Spot
My grandparents' place in Valparaiso, Chile. Best seafood empanadas in the world!
02/ Nobody Knows I
Used to have a napkin collection, saved from every pit stop on our yearly family road trips.
03/ IF I COULD MEET ANYONE
Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima
04/ WHAT I LOVE ABOUT SPACE
The individual talents and ideas of all the team members, and the collaboration that goes into every project. And that I laugh every day!
Maria incorporates her love for art, nature and problem solving into every project she comes across. Her experience working in both Miami and Chicago brings an adaptable sense for designing within context and cultures.
Maria earned her Bachelor of Architecture from Florida International University. Inspired by the parks, public spaces and architecture of Chicago, she moved up north and is working towards licensure in Illinois.