Maria Vidali studied architecture in the U.K.: at Portsmouth University (BA), Kingston University (Diploma). She holds a Master of Philosophy degree from Cambridge University in History and Philosophy of Architecture and a PhD on "Liminality metaphor and place on the island of Tinos: the village of Kampos" from the University of Thessaly. Since 2006 she has been living permanently in Athens and participating in conferences in Greece and abroad. Her research work: Village and Land was published in December 2009 by Futura Publications and the Municipal Development Company of Τinos’ Exombourgon. Her book is available by Tzanakakis and the bookstore ΠΑΡ' ΗΜΙΝ in Athens. In 2011 she attended a furniture design course at Central St. Martin's College in London. In 2016 she was adjunct insructor in Drury Centre in Greece (a flagship programme for Drury University of Missouri). Since May 2017 she is an adjunct professor at the CYA/ International Centre for Mediterranean Studies (an educational institution based in Cambridge, Massachusetts), in Athens and in spring semester 2019 she taught theory and design at the school of architecture of the University of Thessaly.
Μaria Vidali Architect is a practice based in Athens since 2007 and since 2011 it has branched out on Tinos island, in the Cyclades. It was founded by Maria Vidali and it embraces a wider circle of specialists, collaborations and partnerships according to the requirements of each project. The practice carries out projects of different scale, which range from product design, furniture design, interior design, individual houses, commercial spaces, building refurbishment and landscape design, including research work. Urban, rural and natural landscape is very important to our practice, and so are the historical, social and ecological aspects of the relevant place. Observation and research provides the ground while architecture responds to the place and natural environment. Οur work is based on natural models and uses 3D design and digital photography. By this means, it is made possible to study the natural proportions of landscape in relation to architectural volumes together with the quality of space, light and the materials used.