Maria Sachsamanoglou studied Architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Landscape Architecture at Delft University of Technology. She trained as an architect in Greece mostly on private residential projects. In the Netherlands, she collaborated with the Municipality of Dordrecht, participating in the Living Lab Spatial Adaptation Dordrecht and focusing on the elaboration of a plan of action for the island of Dordrecht through green-blue networks and new living environments. This resulted in her thesis "Dordrecht floodscapes. Towards the amphibious city", in which cimate change challenges are addressed within a mutli-layered context. Maria likes to work on complex urban landscapes, particularly focusing on matters of sustainability to create more livable and future-proof environments, while at the same time addressing the human scale and the experience of space.