Our Team | Maria Meli 



Maria Meli

Project Leader | B. Arch.



Maria completed her architectural studies at the Universidad de Zulia in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Her thesis focused on sustainability in National Parks specific to Canaima, Venezuela. Upon completion, Maria gained experience with internships in Venezuela and Italy. Prior to joining JMA, she enhanced her education further and received a Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Conestoga College.


Maria joined the JMA team in 2017, and has continued her professional development as part of our tight-knit studio. Her role has grown from technical detailing and project support to complete participation in all phases of our projects.



“All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable”


— Frank Lloyd Wright







































Education & Awards:

2013 | Universidad del Zulia | Venezuela | B. Arch. | Thesis: Design of Mobile Tourist Facilities for Eco-Turism - Itinerant Platform Services


2017 | Conestoga College | Kitchener | Project Management | Graduate with Distinction


2013 | Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development | Venezuela | Top 10

Community Involvement:

2014-2015 | Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Guelph, ON


2017 | Festival of Neighbourhoods, Kitchener, ON

Selected Project Experience

Waterloo East Side Branch Library, Waterloo, ON 


Cambridge Farmers' Market Revitalization, Cambridge, ON 


Sunbeam Centre Group Home Conversion, Waterloo, ON 


Region of Waterloo Consumption and Treatment Centre, Kitchener, ON  


Forbes Park Washroom Facility, Cambridge, ON 


Art in the Public Realm - Stitch, Kitchener, ON