Maria Teresa Flores

Maria Teresa Flores

Adjunct Lecturer in Architecture


  • Architecture
  • School of Architecture
Maria Teresa Flores

CAPLA East Building

Areas of Expertise

  • Architectural lighting design
  • Architecture
  • Graphic representation in architecture and design
  • Interior design


Maria holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture and has more than eight years of professional experience in the fields of architecture and architectural lighting design.

She believes that design in any of its disciplines can transform the physical environments, but also shape behaviors, and have a positive impact. Therefore, she is interested in getting involved with projects that promote inclusion, diversity, security, sensitivity and functionality.

In practice and application, Maria considers the integration of theory and history in design and associated fields to be fundamental. Previous academic and teaching experience includes co-teaching at her alma mater, the Anáhuac University, for Sociology, Origins and Evolution of Cities, and Architectural Design I and II courses.

Curious about the Southwest and the unexpected astonishing desert, Maria moved to Tucson, Arizona to join the Lighting and Interior Studio CLL. Concept Lighting Lab in September 2021. Her responsibilities range from concept design, design development, construction documents, specifications and technical coordination, thru implementation.

Prior to joining CLL, Maria worked in various architecture and lighting design firms in Mexico City and has been involved in several international projects on different scales, from graphic design to urban planning and engineering.

Currently, her main professional interest resides in art and design, research, daylight and artificial lighting. She also likes to spend her free time modeling ceramics and experimenting with various materials and resources as an approach to her interest in sculpture and art.


  • ARC 330 On Light and Lighting