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Maria N. MacDonald

Instructor of Practice


School of Architecture

570-348-6211 x2688

Cntr for Architectural Studies 234

Courses taught:

Hist & Thry of Arch & Interior Arch I ARCH-128
Hist & Thry of Arch & Interior Arch II ARCH-218
Global Urban Ecologies I ARCH-319
Global Urban Ecologies II ARCH-419
Global Urban Ecologies I ARCH-H319
Global Urban Ecologies II ARCH-H419
Interior Architecture Studio IV IARC-220A
Interior Architecture Studio V IARC-310A
Maria MacDonald is a practicing Interior Architect at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She specializes in adaptive reuse, preservation, and restoration projects. She is also the Executive Director of the Center for the Living City an international urbanist organization.

With over 25 years of experience, she partners her professional practice with her teaching. Throughout her career she has been a team leader for many significant community projects. As an educator her intense focus is on service and community outreach, providing community-based, experiential learning opportunities for her students and the people in the communities where they work.

She is a graduate in both Architecture and Interior Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design where she received the Excellence in Design award for her work on the “Reclamation of Forgotten Spaces.”

Maria is a founding faculty member of Marywood University’s School of Architecture and had served as the Interior Architecture Program Director for 15 years. She has steered the program successfully through two full NASAD accreditations.

With her integrative, holistic design approach, she works to strengthen the relationships between the allied design disciplines and the people and environments where we live.