Madlen Simon AIA


Masters of Architecture. Princeton University, USA

Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University

Trainings, Certifications, Memberships

  • Distinguished Fellow of the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Member American Institute of Architects
  • NCARB Certificate National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
  • Member American Institute of Architects
  • Member The American Institute of Architects


  • Experienced architect, educator, and scholar in the area of design - design thinking, design education, design of buildings, and the application of design to issues such as sustainability and community health
  • 14 years practicing architecture in two world renowned architecture firms, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Edward Larrabee Barnes Associates, as well as leading her own firm, Simon Design
  • Faculty School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at the University of Maryland in 2006 after 14 years at Kansas State University
  • Co-Principal Investigator on WaterShed, the University of Maryland's first prize-winning entry into the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon
  • Associate Professor, School of Architecture Planning an Preservation, Architecture Program
  • Director, Architecture Program, School of Architecture Planning and  Preservation

Area of Expertise

  • Design education
  • Strategic Planning
  • Recruitment, Retention, and Development
  • Coming of Age in Architecture
  • Design Thinking for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • The Culture of Architecture
  • Towards a Post -Occupancy Methodology for Measuring Conviviality in the Public Realm
  • Conceptualizing Conviviality in the Urban Landscape
  • Professional Collaboration
  • Pedagogy of Integrated Practice
  • Transforming Design Language: Modern Architecture to Universal Design