Maria Arquero de Alarcón brings to this partnership her experience in professional practice both through interdisciplinary collaborations and as an independent consultant in international settings in Europe, Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East. Her expertise focuses on the role of visual representation as a mode of inquiry and spatial thinking, a platform to enable design synthesis across geographies, scales and disciplinary cultures. Arquero de Alarcón holds degrees in Architecture, from the E.T.S.A.M., Polytechnic University, a Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture from the E.T.H. Zurich, and a Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design from the G.S.D., Harvard University. Arquero de Alarcón is currently an Assistant Professor in Architecture and Urban Planning and Design at Taubman College, the University of Michigan. She has been a visiting professor in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and has taught and lectured at Boston Architectural College, Dalhousie University, GSD Harvard University, Universidad de Talca, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Rio de Janeiro.