Maria Papadimitraki is a research associate and a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart.
She holds a Diploma in Architectural Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and a Master’s Degree in Advanced Computation for Architecture & Design from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona. She has also attended as an exchange student the Master of Architecture and the Master of Urban Design at the HafenCity University of Hamburg.
Before joining ICD, Maria worked on various projects and building programs across Germany and Greece as an architect, BIM Coordinator and Project Leader, mainly at HPP Architects for the past six and a half years. She has also worked as a faculty assistant at IAAC for the MaCAD Master’s Program.
Maria’s research interests lie in the intersection between architectural and urban design scales. Her work mainly focuses on computational design, BIM and Parametric Modelling, environmental simulations and structural optimization methods for sustainable design, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in architecture.
Currently, at ICD, she is a member of the ‘EXC 2120: Cluster of Excellence IntCDC – Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture’, where her research focuses on integrative exploration of design spaces for future timber buildings within the existing urban context.