Maria Papaleontiou


London, United Kingdom
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  • Architect
    Freelance Photographer
    Set Design - Creative Direction - Styling

Projects credited in

About me

Maria is a multidisciplinary creative who has competed all Parts of her architectural training in the UK. She has worked as an architect at Allies and Morrison for more than eight years, where she was promoted to Associate in 2015. While she enjoys wearing the hard hat and managing the architectural process, Maria has fed her creative curiosity with jewellery design stints, graphic and identity packages, creative direction and event curation. She is currently a creative freelancer who having co-curated an event for the RIBA, is looking for new exciting projects and/or job offers.

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  • Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • Project Management
  • Revit
  • Architectural Design
  • Coordination
  • Coordination Management
  • Creative Leadership
  • Team Leadership
  • Creative Management

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

    The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

    • Architecture
  • Amplify


    • Marketing & PR
  • Stereo


    • Design
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    Work history


    Associate Architect

    Allies and Morrison

    Feb 2010
    • 85 Southwark St, London SE1 0HX, UK
    • Full Time
    • Eight years experience in this prestigious architecture practice, progressing from a Part II architectural assistant to a Part III architect and promoted to Associate in 2015. Project lead with an impeccable track record of meeting deadlines, successfully managing internal teams and coordinating consultants. Responsible for the delivery of a large scale residential-led mixed use scheme in Aldgate East, having worked on the project since its inception in 2013. Most recently was involved in researching the mix of residential and industrial uses, producing a planning application for an exceptional development in the Old Kent Road. A commanding team leader with great interpersonal skills and vast experience in all stages of the design process.


    May 2018 - Jun 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Co-curator, contributor and event production manager for 'Ways of Unseeing' - an RIBA one off 'Late' event in June 2018. Inspired by the exhibition 'Disappear Here' - a commission by Sam Jacob Studio - the event invited visitors to challenge their sense of perspective with cunning architectural installations and optical trickery during a lively evening of talks, workshops, film and music. In addition to co-curating the event with the RIBA's exhibition curator, we created a site specific anamorphic illusion called '(Un)real Grid'. This technique, most recently made famous by Felice Varini, dates back to the Renaissance and in this instance provided the perfect medium for bending the visitors mind. The specific installation was inspired by Superstudio‘s grid systems as a means for mediating reality.



    RIBA Professional Practice - Part III

    London South Bank University

    Mar 2011 - Jul 2012
    • London, United Kingdom


    DipArch (Diploma in Architecture) - RIBA Part II

    The University of Nottingham

    Sep 2006 - Jun 2008
    • Nottingham, United Kingdom
    • Thesis project focusing on the relationship between food and architecture in Nicosia’s inner walled city in Cyprus.


    BArch Hons Architecture - RIBA Part I

    The University of Nottingham

    Sep 2002 - Jun 2005
    • Nottingham, United Kingdom



    The Republic of Cyprus National Participation

    Biennale di Venezia

    • Selected to represent Cyprus in the 11th International Architectural Exhibition of Venice with the project 'Make Souvla - Not War', by the curator Sir Peter Cook, as part of the collective DearARCHITECTS.