Mariah Soriano, Associate Architect
Mariah was born in the Philippines, and moved to Juneau at three months old. She was raised in Juneau and began her academic career in Juneau at UAS. She completed a semester in the National Student Exchange program at Stony Brook University in Long Island, New York. She then went on to pursue architecture and was accepted in the University of Idaho School of Architecture where she eventually earned her Masters in Architecture. MRV took notice of Mariah’s talents when she won the Alaska architecture based Kenneth D. Maynard Memorial College Scholarship fund in 2020. As a stand out student from Alaska, MRV was quick to see her talents and hired Mariah as an intern architect. She has continued to impress us ever since. She joined the firm full-time in 2022 after graduation.
Mariah was able to study aboard again in London, with an emphasis in new sustainable architecture and CLT construction. Mariah’s thesis focused on a project exploring reconstructing memory in traumatized architecture focusing on how people experience trauma in different ways and architecture is a vessel in which people not only associate the trauma with, but can become traumatized itself. The goal of the project was to explore how different experiences are universal and understand the role of nostalgia and memory in reconstructing architecture as a physical and imaginary void in the depiction of pavilions, where individuals can gather and heal together.
Outside of work, you can find Mariah traveling and exploring new places. She loves trying new things, going to concerts, snuggling with her dogs, baking, drawing & being a foodie while living in Juneau.
Mariah brings a wealth of skills and perspective to the MRV Design Team. MRV looks forward to seeing her career blossom.
Master of Architecture, University of Idaho, 2022
Bachelor of Science, Architecture & Art, University of Idaho, 2021
Recipient of the Kenneth D. Maynard Memorial College Scholarship, 2020
1st Place Winner in the Idaho Concrete Masonry Association, 2020
Finalist for the Idaho Forestry Products Commission Competition, 2020
Vice President of the Asian American Pacific Islander Association at University of Idaho, 2019