Marina Karamali graduated from The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL with a BSc in Architecture. She also attended a course on Filmmaking at Central St. Martins. She then attended a Masters Degree course in Architecture and Digital Media at the University of Westminster, where she graduated with a distinction. She also completed a Master course in Architecture (RIBA PartII).
Marina has worked 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 center of Athens.
She also collaborated with RARE Architecture, in Paris. She was involved in housing projects at central London and in a sea-side hotel in Thailand.
In August 2013, she joined the DS10 team of the University of Westminster, to build two pavilions (‘Fractal Cult’ and ‘Shipwreck’) at the Burning Man festival, in the Nevada desert.
Between 2014 and 2017 Marina was an architect at Omniview, in Athens. She was involved in the construction of One Kleomenous project as a supervision architect. She was on charge of multiple projects ranging from high-end residential to hospitality, retail and product design.
Since 2019, she has been the co-founder and CEO of KKMK Architects with Katerina Karagianni. The firm has been involved in residential, tourism and commercial projects, such as the White Pebble Suites in Milos Island, the Shoal Bay Hotel complex in NSW, Australia, and residential projects at Athens Riviera, Psyhiko and Kolonaki, central Athens.
Her interest in cutting edge technologies related to architecture has contributed to the practice’s bespoke proposals. Her work has been exhibited at the Benaki Museum in Athens and at the Shape to Fabrication conference in London.