Maria Petrakaki-Spyropoulos

Maria Petrakaki-Spyropoulos


Associate Principal

“The exposure to new ideas, mindsets, and project types enriches our understanding of each other and improves the outcome of our work.”

A career counselor first advised Maria to study architecture because she had high grades in ancient Greek language syntax and math—not to mention good drawing skills. These talents guided her to practice architecture as an art and science while providing spatial solutions for human environments. Dealing with people was the real challenge, however. But after working with a variety of individuals in various countries and settings as she progressed in her career, she learned that the best outcomes stem from clear communication, teamwork, and dedication to the common goal.

As a project manager, Maria works on diverse project types, sizes and budgets, and leads client and project teams of all sizes. She finds that the best results emerge when people respect and value each other’s expertise and effort. Successful projects contribute to each team member’s growth in the profession, and more importantly, generate repeat clients.

Our Perkins Eastman

Maria uses her experience and resourcefulness to assist colleagues throughout the Perkins Eastman enterprise in addressing challenges to their projects. In exchange, she benefits from their experience.


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  • +1 (212) 353-7673
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  • Education

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology;
    M. Architecture & Building Science
  • National Technical University of Athens School of Architecture, Greece;
    M.S. Architectural Engineering
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • U.S. Green Building Council: LEED AP
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards