Maria's research and respective published work focus on architectural materialisms as effects of human and nonhuman creativity, transdisciplinarity and speculative design. Recent research focuses on matters in contemporary digital architecture, and in the systemic and ecological contexts of pervasive computational processes.
After her graduation as an architect-engineer, Maria pursued her PhD at the University of Bath, School of Architecture (1996) investigating the design process of non-standard architecture entitled “An Insight into the Design Process of Unconventional Structures” that was supervised by Dr Chris Williams and Professor Sir Edmund Happold. Beyond working as a freelance architect since 1988 in Greece and Europe, she worked for Buro Happold (1993-1996).
Whilst practising and conducting research, Maria worked as an adjunct lecturer at the School of Architecture of the University of Bath. She decided to engage further in academia. Prior to becoming a Professor of Architecture at ARU (September 2018) Maria taught for over 11 years at Bath and Plymouth universities as Senior Lecturer, as a Visiting Professor for a semester in Denmark (Aarhus School of Architecture) and as Professor of Design and Technology until 2018, at the School of Architecture of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Maria is a confirmed researcher and educator, a proof of which is her recent book Architectural Materialisms: nonhuman creativity (Edinburgh University Press, October 2018) and a series of international prizes her students were recently awarded on their final design theses by participating in international student competitions. Namely:
Module Leader for Architecture and Planning Design
Coordinator of the three-year European Programme ENHSA III European Network of Heads of Schools of Architecture, in the context of the Lifelong Learning Programme, Multilateral Projects, Academic Networks, with total budget of 590.000 euros, 2008-2011
Coordinator of the two-year European Programme f2f-Continuum: From the School lab to the fabrication Workshop, in the context of the Lifelong Learning Programme, Multilateral Projects: Collaboration between Universities and Small to Medium Scale Enterprises From File to Factory, with total budget of 300.000 euros, 2007-2009
Coordinator of work package 2 “Quality in the European Higher Education Area” and work package 5 “Research and Doctorate Studies in the European Higher Education Area” of the European Network of the Education of the Architectural Technology that is financed by the EU in the context of the Erasmus Lifelong Learning Programme, as part of the programme ENHSA III, 2008-2011
Coordinator of the European Network for the Education of Architectural Technology financed by the EU in the context of the Erasmus Lifelong Learning programme, as a package project of the programmes ENHSA I, 2001-2005, ENHSA II, 2005-2008, ENHSA III, 2008-2011, with total budget of 210.000 euros
Archi-medes_Participation as one of the two coordinators of the Partner Country Greece, 2014-2017
ADU_2020 Project_Participation as one of the two coordinators of the Partner Country Greece, 2011-2014
Archi-Mundus Project_Participation as EAAE coordinator of the architecture and technology network, 2011
e-Archidoct project _Participation as member of the curriculum development and as teaching staff, 2007-2009
Archimedia Project_Participation as coordinator of the partner “School of Architecture, University of Plymouth”, 1996-1998
Vogiatzaki, M. (editor and author) (2018): "Architectural Materialisms: Nonhuman Creativity", Edinburgh University Press, published in October 2018. Contributions by: Maria Vogiatzaki, Levi Bryant, Ednie Pia Brown, Vera Buhlman, Marcos Cruz, Manuel Delanda, Lars Spuybroek, Luciana Parisi, Jussi Parika, Julieanna Preston, Jen Archer-Martin, Mark Burry, Kas Osterhuis, Fernando Zalamea
Voyatzaki, M. (editor and author) (2014): "What's the Matter: Materiality and Materialism at the Age of Computation", ISBN 978-960-89320-6-7, Thessaloniki, Greece, pages: 980.
Voyatzaki, M. (editor and author) (2014): "Doctoral Education in Schools of Architecture across Europe", ISBN 978-960-9502-15-3, Charis Ltd, Thessaloniki, Greece, pages: 494.
Spiridonidis, C. & Voyatzaki, M. (eds) (2014): "Dealing with Change for a dynamic, responsive adaptive and engaged architectural education", ISBN 978-960-9502-16-0, Charis Ltd, Thessaloniki, Greece, pages: 267
Voyatzaki, M. (2018) “Architectural Materialisms: Nonhuman Creativity”,in: Voyatzaki, M. (ed.) (2018): “Architectural Materialisms: Nonhuman Creativity”, Edinburgh University Press, to be published in October 2018. pp. 1-30
Voyatzaki, M. (2018) “Transmythologies”, in: Voyatzaki, M. (ed.) (2018): “Architectural Materialisms: Nonhuman Creativity”, Edinburgh University Press, to be published in October 2018. pp. 293-315
Voyatzaki, M. Gourdoukis, D. (2018) D'Uva, D. (Ed.) handbook of Research on From Morphology to Morphogenesis: On Speculative Architectural Design Pedagogy in: Analyzing Form and Morphogenesis in Modern Architectural Contexts, IGI Global Disseminator of Knowledge (February, 2018) ISBN13: 9781522539933|ISBN10: 152253993X pp. 20-40
Voyatzaki, M. Technology-mediated Locality, The case of Utopia_Aloutopia_Alatopia In: Global and Local, Innovative Symbioses in Architectural education, Moras, A. (Ed.), (forthcoming 2018)
Voyatzaki, Μ. (2016). "Breaking the Mould" In: “Future Concrete: A Material in the Making”, Carmen Andriani (ed.), SKIRA Editore/ Publishers forwarded by Antoine Picon, ISBN 978-88-572-3066-5, pp. 53-69
Voyatzaki, Μ. (2015). “Materiality and Materialism at the Age of Computation”. In: “What’s the Matter: Materiality and Materialism at the Age of Computation”, Voyatzaki, M. (ed.) (2015), Thessaloniki, Greece, ISBN 978-960-89320-6-7, pp. 19-28.
Voyatzaki, M. (2017) Technology in vivo, Technological Culture, Theories and Practices of Architectural Design Techne 13- Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, Firenze University Press pp. 38-43
Spiridonidis, C and Voyatzaki, M. (2015) Symbiotic Architecture, In: L’Arquitectura que ve, Cabrera I. and Roig, A. (eds) (2015) ANUARI de l’Agrupació Borrianenca de Cultura: Revista de recerca humanística i científi Descripció basada en: n. 26 (2015) ISBN: 978-84-87776-25-0 I. Agrupació Borrianenca de Cultura (Borriana) pp. 17-26
Voyatzaki, M. (1/2014), “Building++”. In: “New Generation Building”, Baltzer Science Publishers, pp. 61-64
Voyatzaki, M. (2013), “Handling Tradition for a Systemic Innovation”. In: “Journal of Architecture and Urbanism”, vol. 37, issue 4, 24 December 2013, pp. 231-238