Maureen Ferry
Maureen Ferry
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<p>Maureen is an Architect (ETH Zurich), Global Tech SDG Ambassador and the creator of HouseStories, an organization focused on engaging youth with the built environment for a resilient future using innovative hands-on projects and interdisciplinary curriculum. Leveraging a background in international commercial construction, architecture, teaching and adventure travel, she aims to inspire a fresh understanding of our habitats by providing a global hands-on tour of our 3D world. Her platform has reached audiences worldwide in the education, academic and urban planning fields. As a Teach SDG Global Ambassador for UN2030 and brings a systems approach to the Goals by using the city as a relatable context for integration. 
 EXPERIENCE Achievements include: -Design and Prototyping of 17+ kits and curriculum: Jr Architect Studio and UrbanEngineers -Youth workshops with over 5,000+ participants from Asia, Africa, Middle East and USA -Patent Pending for system/method -Global Teach SDGs Ambassador for UN 2030, Cohort 2 -Workshops & Exhibits on the integration of the Built Environment with K12 education -Selected exhibits: UN -Habitat WUF10 2020, SXSWedu Playground 2017&2018 for innovation in STEAM education
 Other Professional Experience 1998 - 2014
 Maureen managed real estate development and/or advisory services as Project Director for projects valued at over US$600 million in the USA, Europe and Asia with special focus on hotels, resorts and mixed -use urban sites while working for Marriott International, The JBG Companies, Booz Allen Hamilton, EMAAR International and as an independent consultant. 
Lectures and Teaching 1998 -present:

 In addition to HouseStories workshops and classes, Maureen has designed and delivered lectures and courses for undergraduate, graduate and other interested groups on real estate development, commercial architecture, traditional architecture, and sustainability in architecture. EDUCATION MBA, University of Maryland 2003 (Finance & Strategy) Architect, ETH Zurich 1996</p>

Research interests

<p>I break down complex systems found in our built environment into pieces identifiable as archetypical ideas. From these archetypical ideas, I create hands-on experiences that enable tactile memory, meaning, and context through location in culture and geography. Through my work, I aspire to create new paths of understanding by exploring deeper the iterative process of making. Read and write your 3D world! Research interests include how to engage people with their built environment through: -Sustainability Education -STEAM Education -Curriculum Design -Community Education -Product Design -Global Citizenship</p>