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Marija Mateljan is a lecturer and a PhD researcher within the 'Design, Data and Society' Group at the Department of Architecture, TU Delft. At the intersection of Architecture, Computer Vision and Media Studies, her PhD research explores interfaces between design representation and description, visual reasoning, design methods, and the digitalisation of cultural techniques. Considering the importance of architectural representation for design thinking and communication, she investigates if and how architectural visual data, e.g. drawings, diagrams, renders, photos, could be re-used by state-of-the-art technologies to develop new building design methods employing data circularity.

Between 2015 and 2021, Marija worked at KAAN Architecten on various Dutch and international projects, including the Museum Paleis het Loo and the New Schiphol Airport Terminal. Marija is experienced in design development and interdisciplinary coordination in various project phases. Her experience in practice made her interested in Computer Vision, specifically its potential to recognize patterns in architectural visual data, connecting to a more conceptual level of building design by utilizing domain-specific knowledge and visual cognitive capabilities. Before joining KAAN, she worked as a freelance architect in Rotterdam. In 2014 she obtained her MSc degree in Architecture with honours at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Delft. Prior to her studies in Delft, she completed her undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb.

Education/Academic qualification

Master's degree, Delft University of Technology

Sept 2012Jun 2014