Mariami Maghlakelidze is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia
GSAPP. She is a founder of MAG Lab Design, working on
the intersections of architecture, ecology, art, and material science.
Her work as a researcher at the Natural Materials Lab at Columbia
GSAPP focused on evidence-based scientific research in
biophilic design to quantify its significant potential for health outcomes.
She previously worked at WVU’s School of Design and Community
Development to study the impacts of biophilic greenspaces on healthcare environments. She has participated in the European Union’s International Research
“BlueHealth” as a researcher and data collector, studying the links
between environment, climate, and health. Maghlakelidze’s work has
been exhibited in the art galleries and published in various contemporary art and
Mariami received a Master’s of Science Degree from Columbia
GSAPP, where she received the William Kinne Fellowship.
Additionally, she holds Master’s degrees in Landscape Architecture
from West Virginia University with honors and from the Estonian
University of Life Science. She has received the Erasmus Mundus
Fellowship from the University of Lisbon and Nordnatur Grant for the
University of Copenhagen. Her teaching background includes studio
and elective courses taught at the Hiller College of Architecture and
Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and at the Bernard
and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College of New