Architectural History, Construction Heritage, Preservation
Maria Kouvari is a scientific assistant and doctoral candidate at the Chair of Construction Heritage and Preservation at ETH Zurich, co-supervised by Prof. Dr. Silke Langenberg (Construction Heritage and Preservation), Prof. Dr. Tom Avermaete (History and Theory of Urban Design), and Dr. Regine Hess (Architectural History and Curatorial Studies). Her doctoral research explores the built heritage of children in care, as an underrepresented group, and forms part of the project “A Future for Whose Past? The Heritage of Minorities, Fringe Groups and People without a Lobby,” in collaboration with ICOMOS Suisse. Over the last five years, Maria practiced architecture at the architectural office Itten+Brechbühl in Bern, where she was an Associate. Maria holds a professional degree in architecture from the University of Patras in Greece with the highest distinction (2013), in 2015 she completed the Master of Advanced Studies in Urban Design at ETH Zurich, and in 2016 she obtained her second Master of Advanced Studies in Housing. She has received awards and scholarships from the Sophie Afenduli Foundation, the Foundation for Education and European Culture, the Zurich Limmat Foundation, the Technical Chamber of Greece, the Hellenic State Scholarships Foundation, and the Bodossakis Foundation.