Maria founded Beyond Shelter AD – Architecture and Design Studio in 2010. Her prior work experience is with established architecture firms based in New York City, Houston, Texas, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. She designed and managed high end contemporary residential and commercial projects as well as historic renovations.

Her executed work, large and small scale, is very detail oriented. Dedicated to modern design she explores materials, color and products to create designs that reflects the owner’s personalities and lifestyle. She strives to design spaces that are beautiful, functional and can grow and change with the inhabitants, as their lives and needs change. She brings her strong presentation, graphic design and 3D modeling skills to every project.  Maria has been the Interior Design specialist for InkStone Architects since its inception.

Maria holds a Master of Architecture from McGill University, Canada and a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Houston.  Maria is LEED GA certified and is a registered Architect in Bulgaria. Prior to her architectural education she studied Law at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria.