Maria Pellot

Associate Principal

Maria brings over eighteen years of extensive architectural design, urban planning, and project management experience to UrbanWorks where she serves as Associate Principal.

Maria holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Florida International University and a Master of Architecture Degree from the University of South Florida.

She is focused on the integration of environmentally friendly practices into every design project and is drawn to the collaborative nature of working on socially conscious community-based facilities for a variety of clients.  She enjoys working hand-in-hand with clients and consultants and the challenge of balancing design, the environment and a project’s budget to help clients translate their vision into architecture.

Additionally, Maria has donated her time and design skills to a number of organizations, including the Peace Corps and Habitat for Humanity.  She has also served as advisor, presenter and guest juror for students interested in design from the elementary to the graduate level.


  • American Institute of Architects, Member
  • Chicago Women in Architecture, Member
  • American Planning Association, Member
  • USGBC Illinois Chapter, Member