Maria Conen studied architecture at EPFL and ETH Zurich. After graduating, she was doing an MAS in History and Theory of Architecture, ETH Zurich. In 2011 she founded Conen Sigl Architekt:innen with Raoul Sigl. Working with existing structures is a key focus and main interest in their work. They worked on different exhibitions designs as for the Manifesta 11. Currently they are planning projects in and around Zurich and they finished the renovation of the Kunsthaus Glarus. She was teaching with Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich and as a guest professor at TU Munich, TU Dresden, and at EPFL. She is in the Institute of Design and Architecture (IEA), and part of the NSL.