Greg Maya studied Architecture at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota (BArch – Summa Cum Laude) and later achieved his MSc at UCL in Spatial Design: Architecture and Cities.
His particular interests involve interdisciplinary approaches to analysing complex buildings and the relation of urban interventions in the socioeconomic scenario. As a recent field of research, he has targeted spatial navigation through empirical and model-based data.
Greg has design experience working in the private, public and academic sectors. Also, as a freelancer he has supported award winning studios in design competitions. With close attention to the academic advantages, he has developed a creative use of Space Syntax theories and methods. Recently he has been exploring complementary platforms of analysis for increased compatibility with designers.
Greg joined Space Syntax as a Project Consultant following his internship in 2016. Since then he has built network models of London and the UK (e.g. Thamesmead, Blackfriars); where key outcomes constantly referred to enhancing urban systems based on analysis and prioritization of multiple quantitative and qualitative factors.
Citywide models abroad (such as Bogota) have allowed him to structure marketing proposals for local authorities. Parallel to this, Greg has been part of design teams of Astana’s extension and Jilin’s public squares.
Education, Awards & Appointments
2016 MSc SDAC The Bartlett University College London
2015 Registered Architect CPNAA, Colombia
2014 Paper publication: ‘The Mnemosyne architecture of Salmona’, DEARQ 15.
2013 Design Fellow Administrative Department of the Colombian Presidency
2013 National 2nd Prize ‘Architectural Project’ Student Competition, Colombia
2013 BArch – Summa cum Laude Universidad de los Andes, Bogota.