Dr. Maria Villalobos

Assistant Professor. Master in Landscape Architecture and Urbanism, IIT. College of Architecture

Villalobos is an Assistant Professor at IIT. She obtained her Ph.D. at the School of Landscape Architecture of Versailles, France. In 2017, she won the first prize in the Venezuelan Architecture Biennial for the Rehabilitation of the Botanical Garden of Maracaibo. It was the first time that a Landscape Architecture entry and women were granted this award. Villalobos also holds a Master in Design Studies from Harvard University GSD, where she received the Annual Award for Excellence in Housing Design in 2004. In 2015 Villalobos founded Botanical City to call attention on the preservation of endangered tropical cultural landscapes.