Marina Karamali graduated from The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL with a BSc in Architecture in 2008. She also attended a short course on Filmmaking at Central St. Martins. She then worked as a Part I Architectural Assistant at BETA PLAN Architects and Planners, in Athens, Greece. While there she was involved in a number of different projects, such as the Costa Navarino Hotel Development at Messinia, the Thessaloniki Underground and the Museum of Greek Folk Art in the listed area at the centre of Athens.
She then attended a Masters Degree course in Architecture and Digital Media at the University of Westminster, where she graduated with a distinction in 2010. She also completed a Master course in Architecture (RIBA PartII).
After the completion of her studies, Marina collaborated with RARE Architecture, in Paris. She was involved in a housing project at central London and in a sea-side hotel in Thailand.
Marina participated to an international architectural competition in collaboration with Orfanou-Mavridis Architects. The proposed design for a public park in Latsia-Cyprus received the fourth award.
In August 2013, she joined the DS10 team of the University of Westminster, to built two pavilions (‘Fractal Cult’ and ‘Shipwreck’) at the Burning Man festival, in the Nevada desert.
Her interest in contemporary technologies related to architecture has lead her to construct a personal 3d-printer and to develop several interactive installations. Her work has been exhibited at the Benaki Museum in Athens and at the Shape to Fabrication conference in London.