A practising architect and researcher, I earned a degree in Architecture from the AUTh, Greece (1998) and a Master of Architecture in Emerging Technology from Penn Design, University of Pennsylvania (1999). I'm currently completing a PhD in Architectural Design at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.
I practiced architecture in New York (1999-2004) working among other projects on the design team for the New Acropolis Museum in Athens with Bernard Tschumi Architects. My own built work has received numerous design awards, has been widely published and exhibited internationally.
Often invited as studio critic at prominent architecture schools across London, my teaching experience includes architecture and urban design studios, technical studies, design charettes, design theses and dissertations, contextual studies and post-professional courses.
As a Visiting Scholar at the CCA in Montreal (2012) I researched the architectural archives of Cedric Price, and was a Visiting Tutor at the Architectural Association (2006).
I am an architect whose practice overlaps designing and building, academic research and university teaching. My work explores inhabitation both within urban and natural contexts, in particular the concept of human body comfort, understood as a multi-dimensional quality of inhabitable space, place and the environment as well as a social and subjective construct. A recurring theme is the relationship between interior, exterior and semi-enclosed spaces, an often overlooked aspect of space-making which I consider crucial, both in the public and domestic spheres.
I pursue a keen interest in materials, craft and fabrication and a creative engagement with technology informed by a knowledge of engineering, structures and advanced building design. Through an ongoing collaboration with a metal fabricator we construct 1:1 prototypes of perforated screens using cutting-edge digital fabrication. I often work in an interdisciplinary context inspired by the process in textile and fashion design, combining texture, colour, surface, pattern and patina.
My professional built work and academic research have attracted several international design awards, research grants and scholarships while the work has been widely published and exhibited internationally.