Project Description

María Mena


Mexican/Belgian trained architect, polymath and social entrepreneur by nature. She has a MSc. in Sustainable Environmental Design from the Architectural Association School of Architecture of London. As a businesswoman she opened in 2009 SHINE Architecture, a sustainable architecture workshop. That same year, with 6 other partners from 5 continents she founded SAAi, an international sustainable architecture consultancy. She co-founded Autor Atelier, a social and sustainable carpentry, looking to exalt the craftsmanship, and in 2015, she started developing LatamLabs, a city laboratory. She includes the art of teaching, being a speaker and board member to her professional activities.