Marie Bauer studied architecture and urban planning at the Technical University of Munich and graduated with a special diploma in 2014. She has been working for Superpool, which is an international architecture practice based in Istanbul, Turkey as well as meck architekten, München. Since 2016 she has been supervising BA and MA students as a research assistant at the Chair for Spatial Art and Lighting Design, Prof. Hannelore Deubzer. She has been working and researching in the fields of creating a successful balance between natural and artificial light. In this context she has been part of a DAAD research project from 2018 until 2020, which dealt with a new concept for an adequate interior lighting of the Cheops pyramid in Cairo, Egypt. Her own research focuses on the special conditions and prerequisites e.g. light, shadow, that make building in Scandinavia a special kind of architecture. In summer 2021 Marie Bauer joined the Chair for Architectural Design and Participation, Prof. Francis Kéré, to be part of the interdisciplinary research team lead by Prof. Dr. Tanja Vollmer to investigate hospital architecture and the impact of space on health and well-being of hospitalized children and parents. In order to develop new standards for the planning and design of children's hospitals the project is funded by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development. Marie Bauer is a member of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects and has been working as an independent architect on various projects in Munich and the surrounding area.