Mariza holds a Diploma in Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens and an MA in Architectural History (Distinction) from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.
Her final thesis project at NTUA, titled ‘Exposed Privacy’, unfolded as a research process founded on the dipole of public and private, employed as a tool to discover ways to re-establish a connection with leftover and unused sites in Athens. This design-led research was centered around the question of how the diffusion of a private act into the public can overturn, stretch or expand the established limits of social tolerance, and eventually led to the invention of a new urban equipment for the city.
After graduating Mariza moved to Barcelona to work for the architecture and landscape studio SCOB, where she was involved both in urban design and residential projects. Mariza later worked for the Nicosia-based studio draftworks, during which time the team won the second prize at a public competition for a new school complex in South Italy. Besides her experience in architectural practices, Mariza worked as the lead editor for the Greek architectural online magazine Archisearch during 2017-2018, while she has been an editor and researcher for Non Architecture since 2018.