Maria Lorena Lehman

B. Arch., with Honors, Virginia Tech, 1998
MDesS, with Distinction, Harvard University, 2004

Maria Lorena Lehman was recipient of the Harvard University 2004 Digital Design Prize for the most creative use of digital media in relation to the design profession. While at Harvard University, Lehman’s research focused on the intersection between digital media, architectural technology and neuroscience.

In 2005, Maria Lorena Lehman was invited as a Returning Critic to evaluate student work for Re-visions, a Master and Doctoral level course at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Lehman also served as Instructor for the Digital Media Skills course for Master of Architecture students at Harvard University.  Lehman was also an Expert Teaching Assistant for the Digital Media I + II course for Master of Architecture students at Harvard University.

Prior to research in academia, Maria Lorena Lehman was Associate of Boggs & Partners Architects, an award-winning architecture firm located in Annapolis, Maryland. During her six years with Boggs & Partners, she lead design efforts on projects such as the Uriah P. Levy Center and Jewish Chapel at the United States Naval Academy, Federal Office Building 8 on Capital Hill, The Advisory Board Commons at the Watergate Building and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington DC. Lehman has worked on projects that have won nineteen architecture awards thus far.

Maria Lorena Lehman received the 1998 Juris Jansens Memorial Award for Excellence in Design and the 1997 Michelle Currie Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in the Study of Architecture while at Virginia Tech.

Maria Lorena Lehman is Founder of Sensing Architecture, a digital platform to establish, discuss and advance connections between the human sensory system and technology for architectural design. Maria Lorena Lehman is presently writing a manuscript on this topic.

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