Marika, with professional and educational background in the US, graduated with a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Philadelphia with a minor degree in Landscape Architecture. Her graduating thesis project on “Housing Informality” was nominated to represent the University at the Archiprix International Competition, among the world’s best architectural student work. After gaining professional experience in the US, Marika received a Master’s in Architectural Management and Design from the IE Business School in Madrid, Spain.
Marika has worked at HDR Inc for three years and her experience varies from large-scale projects in regions such as UAE, China, US to mixed-use buildings, offices, academic and health care facilities including a patient center for the University of Pennsylvania in a direct partnership between HDR and Foster + Partners.
In addition to her practice, she served the Association of Young Professionals of HDR in the US through the elected positions of VP and President. Her leading role focused on skills and career development as well as maintaining a strong office culture. With her US experience and her interpersonal skills, Marika is a special and promising member of the A&M team.