María José García
Architect, Director of Interior Design career. LCI Monterrey. LaSalle College International.
I'm an architect, born in Venezuela (1978), graduated by the Central University of Venezuela, Caracas (UCV) and the University of Sevilla, Spain (ETSAS), I made also studies in L’École d’Architecture Paris La Villette, France (Erasmus fellowship) and have a Master’s Degree in Architectural Projects by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, UPC, Barcelona, Spain. I also made the theoretical phase of a Ph'D about Public Spaces and Urban Regeneration by the University of Barcelona, Spain.
I was based in Barcelona the last 10 years up until now, when I got invited to join the LaSalle College team in Monterrey, as the new director of Interior Design career.
During the last 12 years I was part of different teams of architecture, interior design, urban planning and public spaces in Venezuela and Spain. I participated in design, construction and rehabilitation of buildings. Also I worked as consultant architect in slums rehabilitation for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
I co-founded MAKA GREEN in 2010, and have been its director since. MAKA GREEN is a non-profit organization that promotes design for social innovation. It is an experiment and a provocation about the power of creativity and collaboration, in disciplines such as: architecture, design, fashion, business, technology and education. The Project was awarded with the Young Social Entrepreneurs Award, by the European University of Madrid and the International Youth Foundation.