Maya Przybylski is a Toronto based designer and educator.
Maya Przybylski is an Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo where she is co-director of DATAlab – a research group investigating the expansion of information-centric design methodologies for the built world. In her own work Maya is exploring the role of computation in developing ecologically informed design strategies.
She is a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto (M.Arch. 2007) where she was awarded the Royal Architectural Institute Medal for her thesis work on post-oil opportunities for the Caspian Sea. Maya previously earned a degree with a specialization in Software Engineering at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto (B.Sc.Hon. 2003).
Maya has taught at the University of Toronto, Ryerson University and the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo. Through her own practice Maya has collaborated with a range of design practices including: RVTR, Lateral Office, WilliamsonWilliamson, and Bruce Mau Design. In 2008, Maya became a director of InfraNet Lab, a non-profit research collective probing the spatial byproducts of contemporary resource logistics. The Lab’s research into urban infrastructures is published in Pamphlet Architecture 30 (2010). Maya is co-author of Pamphlet Architecture 30 and co-editor of the Bracket journal series which probes the design potentials at the intersection of architecture, environment and digital culture.
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