María was awarded the Rome Prize in Architecture (2017-18) from the Royal Spanish Academy in Rome. She received her Master’s degree in Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (UCL) with Distinction, and she graduated with a Master of Arts in Architecture from the University of Edinburgh, obtaining a First-Class Honours. She went on exchange to the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), where she entered an Emerging Systems, Technologies & Media studio.
María has worked in the firms of Grimshaw Architects (London, 2015-16) and Dominique Perrault Architecture (Paris, 2012); and she has lectured at various institutions including Korea University, The University of Plymouth and The Architectural Association Visiting School (AAVS) Madrid. She has been a guest critic at Cornell University in Rome, and her work has been featured in international publications, for which she has received various awards and scholarships (LaCaixa Fellowship, UCL Santander Master’s Scholarship, The Study China Programme Scholarship, Extraordinary Baccalaureate Award by Madrid Region and Duperier Award, amongst others). Her work has been exhibited in Madrid, Edinburgh, Chicago, London, California, Rome and Venice, including the I Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, and the 13th and 14th Venice Architecture Biennales.
She is currently researching at MIT.