Maria Kyriazi was born in Athens. She studied architecture at the National Technical University of Athens, (NTUA). She has been living and working in Athens since 2000. She had been working together with Dimitris Panagiotou from 2004 to 2011, participating in several architectural competitions and in architectural exhibitions. In 2011 she co-founded apk architects with Alexia Anastasopoulou. The studio’s work evolves across different scales-from the object to the city. Since 2010 apk architects have completed several projects that have been published.