︎︎︎María José Fuentes

Aspiring Architectural Designer 
︎︎︎Based in Philadelphia, PA


Maria is a third-year M. Arch candidate at The Weitzman School of Design. Her work revolves around equitable design strategies, community integration, and the architectural performance of color. She has been featured in numerous online and printed publications such as SuckerPUNCH Daily, Pressing Matters 8 and 9, and A+D Magazine’s Impact. She has been a member of Penn Women in Design for the last three years and currently holds a PR and Marketing chair position. Currently, she is working on her thesis involving colorful and human-centered architectural authorship in West Philadelphia. She has won numerous awards throughout her academic career from her interests in writing, mentorship, and image-making. These include the E. Lewis Dales Traveling Fellowship and the Weitzman School of Design Diversity Scholarship. Most recently, her work and portfolio were selected by Metropolis Magazine as a Figure100 Competition winner, and is set to be featured in their March/April issue.
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