Maria Martinico

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“When clients search for an architect, I don’t think it’s because they want a pretty building,” suggests Maria. “It’s because they have a business reason. Understanding that objective and how our design is going to support and achieve their business goals—that’s what really interests me.” Maria also finds interest in the Middle Ages. “When I travel, I’m drawn to castles and that era of history,” she says. “I look at the cobblestones, and I think about how many people have walked there, who came before us, and how they advanced us from then to now.” Sicily gets a special nod. Maria’s ancestors come from the island, and “There’s a peace there,” she notes. “They work really hard, but they also take more time with friends and family, to really listen and be with one another. I love that human connection.”