Diploma in Architecture, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) 1960-1965
Postgraduate seminars, Chair of Urban Planning, School of Architecture, NTUA 1966-1970
Postgraduate seminars, City and Social Practices Sector, School of Architecture, NTUA 1984 - 1988
PhD thesis, School of Architecture, NTUA 1980-1987
Athens Regulatory Plan Office 1963-1965 (summer period)
Urban Planning Research Lab, NTUA 1965 - 1970
Freelancer, urban planning studies, 1970-1975
Teaching assistantr, Chair of Urban Planning, School of Architecture, NTUA 1975-1989
Lecturer, Urban and Regional Planning Department, School of Architecture, NTUA, 1989 – 1995
Assistant Professor, Urban and Regional Planning Department, School of Architecture, NTUA, 1995-2008
Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Programme: Urban and Regional Planning, School of Architecture, NTUA, 1998-2013
CONCISE CURRICULUM VITAE
Maria Mavridou was born in 1941 in Messini.
She received her diploma from the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens (Ethniko Metsovion Polytechnio- NTUA) in 1965.
As a student at NTUA, she developed a special interest in the study of the city and urban planning,subjects on which she wrote her degree thesis. While studying towards her degree, she spent her summers working at the Athens Master Plan Bureau.
Her membership in a research group of the Urban Planning Research Lab (UPRL) at the NTUA between 1965 and 1970 founded by Professor Antonis Kriezis was a turning point for her subsequent professional life. At the time she also participated in the postgraduate ‘specialization’ seminars of the Department of Urban Planning based on the applied research work of the UPRL that contributed to the shift in interest by young graduates towards urban and spatial planning.
From 1970 to 1975 she worked freelance and took part in the preparation of the Regulatory Plans of Chalkida and Volos, among other projects.
From 1975 to 2008 she worked first as a paid assistant and later as lecturer (1989) and assistant professor (1995) at the Department of Urban Planning (later Department of Urban Planning and Regional Planning) of the NTUA School of Architecture.
In 1988 she successfully defended her doctoral thesis on ‘The conjunctural development of a peripheral neighbourhood: ‘Nea Liosia. Planning and social effects of urban land rent formation through illegal building’, which became a point of reference for the study of peri-urbanism development.
She took part in the development of the Interdepartmental Postgraduate Program of the Department of Urban Planning and Regional Planning in which she taught since its founding, in 1998, until 2013.
Alongside her teaching, she also supervised diploma and doctorate theses, participated in training seminars and continued her research work through research programs, conferences and articles.
She was an active member of the academic community during a period of radical changes at both the organizational and structural levels and distinguished herself for her unselfish, level-headed and constructive synthesis of ideas and trends, dedicated to the common educational good.
She was the wife of Dimitris (Takis) A. Mavridis with whom she has two sons, the loving grandmother of five grandchildren and a very dear friend to many people.
* The text of this post was based on primary material (see sources) edited by Anna Baharopoulou and Katerina Gogou, with the support of Dimitris Mavridis. The editors made the present text available to the archive on January 2023. Maria Mantouvalou did the final overview of the texts of this post.