Dr. Maria Yioutani-Iacovides

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

New SEE Building - Room 03.22

Office hours: 9am - 6pm; please email to arrange an appointment. 


Current positions

Lecturer in Architecture


Maria is a Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Salford.  

She is an RIBA Chartered Architect (UK), an ARB Registered Architect (UK), and a Registered Architect in Cyprus (ETEK) with practical experience in the UK and in Cyprus.

In the UK, Maria worked as an Architect, Conservation Architect, and Conservation Officer for a decade before pursuing an academic career. She worked in various projects; conservation and restoration of Grade I, II*, II Listed Buildings, residential, urban regeneration projects, architectural competitions, etc.

She is a member of several professional organisations, in Architecture and Heritage, and an active member of RIBA NW, and IHBC NW.

During her studies she developed an interest in Historic and Traditional/Vernacular Buildings, Earthen Architecture, Abandoned Villages, Post-Byzantine Architecture, and Conservation of Historic Building (principles and practice).

In recent years, since 2015, she presented in National/International Conferences, invited lectures (at Universities), published her work in articles and contributed in book chapters.

In 2021, she participated in a multidisciplinary research project on ‘Conservation of Climate Change Endangered Cultural Furniture Industry Heritage in Damietta, Egypt (University of Salford, University of Lancaster, and CEDARE-Egypt), attended workshops in Egypt, and presented findings in the 2021 Festival of Social Science Conference, UK.

Areas of research

Building Conservation, Tangible & Intangible Cultural Heritage, Earthen Architecture, Sustainability in Architecture, Regeneration of Abandoned Historic Buildings and settlements. Built Heritage in Conflict

Areas of supervision

Built Heritage; Vernacular, Historic. Earthen Architecture. Built Heritage & Sustainable Design. Regeneration of Abandoned Built Heritage


  • Architecture and Architectural Design Technology students in Level 5 and 6:
  • Regeneration in the Historic Built Environment, Historic Building Conservation, Principles of Sustainable Design in the Built Environment, Design studies, Discipline Projects, Environmental Architectural technology.
  • Supervision of dissertations: BSc (Hons) in Architecture, BSc (Hons) Architectural Design Technology.
  • MSc in Construction Management.

Research Interests

  • Architecture and Heritage (Tangible and Intangible)
  • Vernacular Architecture (Earth Architecture in particular)
  • Abandoned Historic Buildings and Historic Settlements
  • Heritage in conflict zones
  • Recreation and Heritage-led Regeneration
  • Sustainability in the Historic and Built Environment
  • Conservation of Historic Buildings

Qualifications and Memberships


  • Architect Engineer Degree (5 years), National Technical University of Athens-Greece
  • MA in Historic Building Conservation, University of York, UK
  • PhD in Architecture, University of Liverpool, UK.


  • RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Chartered Architect, UK
  • ARB (Architects Registration Board) Registered Architect, UK
  • ETEK (Technical Chamber of Cyprus), Cyprus
  • IHBC (Institute of Historic Building Conservation) Full Member, UK