Combining academic research and research in practice as the director of C+S Architects, Maria Alessandra Segantini has won a series of international competitions and built projects at all scales, from landscape to urban design, architecture, interior and product design. With this work she was awarded the Special Prize of the Gold Medal of Italian Architecture 2012 and in 2006 for Education, the In Opera Award 2012, the Selection in the European Mies van der Rohe Award 2009, the Sfide 2009 Prize of the Italian Ministry of Landscape and Environment, the FarbDesignPreis 2009, Honourable Mention, the AR+D Award 2008, Honourable Mention. She was recently invited to exhibit at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, where she presented the installation Aequilibrium, based on her research on the role of school buildings in contemporary cities.
Her works have been published internationally and exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, in the 8th, 12th and 13th and 14th Biennale of Architecture of Venice, at the MIT in Boston, at the Triennale of Milan, at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris, the Architekturzentrum in Wien and the RIBA in London, among others.
Maria Alessandra has participated in symposia such as the more recent Construction Conference in Udine 2016, the Idea-Tops International Conference and Award in Shenzhen and the Moscow City Conference in Russia.
She has lectured in some of the most prestigious international universities such as Columbia GSAPP, Cornell and Syracuse University in the State of New York, USA, Rhode Island School of Architecture, USA, at Cambridge University and Bath in the UK, at Hasselt University in Belgium, at the IUAV in Venice and the Universities of Alghero, Ferrara and Roma La Sapienza in Italy, Moratuwa University in Colombo, Sri Lanka as well as being a visiting professor at MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA.