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New York, NY

Maria Wilpon

AIA-Intl. Assoc.


  • Higher Education
  • Performing Arts
  • Principal
Maria Wilpon
  • Principal
“My job is to create awareness, visibility, and a strong presence for DLR Group in the Northeast through business development, anticipating business trends, and managing change.”

As business development leader for the firm’s Culture+Performing Arts and Higher Education studios in New York, Maria is responsible for strategic planning and execution of new business pursuits. She brings a unique perspective to DLR Group, having practiced as both a licensed architect and business developer. Her diverse background in both public and private market sectors, coupled with her design abilities, has helped shape outcomes that add value to people’s lives and promote a sustainable future.

“I love the human interaction within the industry and the hope that, through design, we are making a more accessible world for mankind.”

Remaining active in organizations and associations keeps Maria in tune with the current state of the industry. She is a board member of the Salvadori Center, and PWC National Association of Professional Women in Construction. She also is a member of the Society for College and University Planning, the American Institute of Architects, and the New York Building Congress.