mquillota believes that the broad field of design is a constant driver for architecture.

mquillota is interested in xxs scale as a way to explore and develop new concepts, and also as a way of connecting both disciplines -architecture and design- in all its possible variations.


academic background

2013/2014 MsAAD (Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design) at Columbia University, New York City

2005/2012 Architectural studies at the ETSAG, the Technical University of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, Spain). Final Project: 8/10 

2005 University entrance exam in the Complutense University of Madrid Average qualification: 7.5/10

2005 Bilingual studies at St. Michael’s School in Madrid. Average qualification: 8.3/10 


awards

2014 Honor Award for Excellence in Design, GSAPP, Columbia University

2012 Velodrome in Medellin, Colombia, GMTmas Architects in collaboration with MTM Architects. Rewarded with the SECOND PRIZE

2012 ‘Professional Activities Centre’, competition organized by the Association of Architects of Madrid (COAM), ACCESIT, GMTmas Architects in collaboration with CSO Arquitectura (http://csoarquitectura.com/)

2012 Competition for the 'Reorganization of 3 Urban Parks in Torrelodones', Spain, with GMTmas Architects. Rewarded with ACCESIT

 

2012 II Steelcase Competition 'Interconected Space'. FIRST PRIZE

2012 International competition LINKS BRIDGING RIVERS SEVILLE (Organized by the international magazine FUTURE), GMTmas Architects with e86Architects. 3º HONOUR MENTION

2010 First open Competition from OPENGAP with GMTmas Architects. Arts and Crafts Market. FINALIST

2010 International Competition of ideas for the creation of the First Urban Centre of Sustainable Transport in Barcelona CUTSBCN, with GMTmas Architects. Rewarded with an HONOUR MENTION


work experience

2018-CURRENT Brand Designer at A+I, Architecture plus Information, NYC

2014-2018 Designer at ICRAVE, Experiential design and branding Studio, NYC

2014 Teacher Assistant at StudioX Rio de Janeiro, GSAPP, Columbia University

2011-2014 Co-Founder and Partner at GMTmas Architects, Creation and ideation Platform (http://www.gmtmasarquitectos.com/

2012 Collaboration with [es_parks] (http://es-parks.com/) as an Architect (October-November)

2012 Collaboration with MTM Arquitectos (http://www.mtmarquitectos.com/) as an Architect 

2012 Writer at RUDE Magazine (http://www.rude-magazine.com/ ), with weekly entries on architecture and design topics on the internet news (Please visit: http://www.rude-magazine.com/tag/maria-lozano/

2012 Construction of house Casa FONT in Aldeaquemada, Jaén, Spain with GMTmas Arquitectos

2012 Elaboration of several architecture execution projects with GMTmas Arquitectos

2012 Licensed Architect by ETSAG, Technical University of Alcalá de Henares

2010-11 Design and edition of DESEOSrevista, stational architecture magazine, during the number zero “IDEOLOGY PROCESS” preparation

2009 Summer Internship at the Architecture Studio ABProArquitectos (http://www.abproarquitectos.com/), in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain)


ADDITIONAL information

//EXHIBITIONS/WORKS/PUBLICATIONS//

2014 GSAPP School work published on 'Abstract 2013-14 GSAPP', Columbia University

2014 School work exhibit at 'Alcalá como modelo - UAH' exhibition,  San Jose de Caracciolos in Alcala de Henares University

2012 Final Thesis selected and exhibited in the VII European Landscape Bienial

2012 Publication of the Steelcase Competition in the Spanish Newspaper ‘El Economista’ (one of the leading Finances Newspaper)

2010 Exhibition about the International Competition of ideas for the creation of the CUTSBCN in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in Barcelona ETSAB (Spain)

2010 Publication of the International Competition of ideas of the CUTSBCN, in the FUTURE magazine, NUMBER 25.

2010 Publication of the International Competition of ideas for the creation of the CUTSBCN, in the German magazine WA, Wettbewerbe Aktuell (http://www.wettbewerbe-aktuell.de/flipbooks/wavision_ws1011/)

2010 Publication of the International Competition of ideas for the creation of the CUTSBCN, in the ACCESIT magazine, NUMBER 02

2010 Publication of some Class Projects in the UAH PROYECTOS magazine 09-10.

2010 Publication of the International Competition of ideas for the creation of the First Urban Centre of Sustainable Transport in Barcelona, CUTSBCN, in the AKICHIATLAS web http://akichiatlas.com/en/

//WORKSHOPS-SEMINARS. COMPLEMENTARY EDUCATION//

2012 Summer Symmetries Workshop in Lisbon, ETSAM+ISCET Lisboa Architecture Faculty

2012 Winter Symmetries Workshop in Rome, ETSAM+Roma Tre

2011 Sustainable Community Workshop, di_mad, Matadero de Madrid, ESNE School of Design

2010 Models with food Workshop, DPA ETSAM

2009-2010 Workshop-Seminary. Alcala´s Architecture Week 1.0, 2.0.

 

//LANGUAGES//

Spanish_ mother tongue

English_ advanced level/ Toefl 104/ Advanced Certificate from the Cambridge University CAE/ Trinity College London Exams/ Summer courses in Worthing (England), Sussex (England) and Gredos (Spain)

French_ basic knowledge

 

//PRO BONO//

Provided company and care to the elderly residents of the Hogar Santísimo Cristo de la Laguna in the Canary Islands, Spain.