Maria Smith, Director



Maria Smith is an architect, engineer, writer and curator working across disciplines to bring the built environment in line with planetary limits.

At Webb Yates Engineers, Maria is a Director and leads a transdisciplinary group focused on reducing the energy use and carbon emissions associated with the built environment.

Maria was co-chief curator of the 2019 Oslo Architecture Triennale entitled Enough: The Architecture of Degrowth that explores the architecture of a new economy based not on economic growth but social and environmental justice.

She is a trustee of the Architecture Foundation, one of the Mayor of London’s Design Advocates where she sits on the Circular Economy Sounding Board, and a nationally elected member the RIBA Council.

Maria co-founded the international series of politics and architecture debates, Turncoats, and sits on the steering group of Architects Declare, a global coalition of built environment practices who have pledged to radically reshape their practices in recognition of the climate emergency.