Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
BA, BArch (UBC), MArch (UPC, Barcelona)
Maria Denegri teaches architectural design and representation studios at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. She has been teaching intensively at the Faculty as an adjunct assistant professor since 2002 at all levels of the graduate and undergraduate programs. From 2008 to 2013, she coordinated the Daniels Faculty Global Architecture Program in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Maria was born and raised in Argentina. She moved to Canada with her family in the 1980s. She did her post-graduate studies in Architecture and Urban Design at the Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona. There she worked with Ignasi de Sola Morales and Xavier Costa on cultural identity and public space. She completed her professional B. Arch at the School of Architecture at the University of British Columbia, and holds a BA (Art History) from the University of British Columbia.
Maria Denegri is a registered architect and a LEED accredited professional. In 2008, after fifteen years of design and production experience gained in very diverse urban environments including Los Angeles, Barcelona and Vancouver, she established her own firm in Toronto, Denegri Bessai Studio, with partner Tom Bessai. The studio is currently engaged in several urban infill projects at a range of scales.