Search our site
Search our site

Ms Eva Sopéoglou

Senior Lecturer

About

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).

Areas of specialism

  • Architecture
  • Architectural Design & Design Research, Practice-based Research
  • Environmental design and Sustainability, Urban ecology, Micro-climatic Urban Design
  • Comfort & Thermal Comfort, Thermal perception
  • Outdoor & Semi-Outdoor architectural design
  • Phenomenology and Technology
  • Digital fabrication, digital and analogue craft
  • Architectural Craft, Materiality and Tectonics
  • Design workshops, Live projects & Community engagement

Courses taught

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Qualifications

  • 2015: Architect, ARB Architecture Registration Board, UK
  • 2015: Chartered Member, Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA, UK
  • 2008 part-time: PhD Architecture Design candidate, The Bartlett, University College London
  • 2000: Engineer Architect, Technical Chamber of Greece
  • 1999: Master of Architecture in Emerging Technology, Penn Design, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • 1998: Dipl. Architect Engineer, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Professional membership

2015 - present, UK. Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects - RIBA (Reg. no. 20001837)

2015 - present, UK. Registered Architect with the Architecture Registration Board - ARB (Reg. no. 084994D)

2000 - present, Greece. Professionally registered Architect with the Technical Chamber of Greece - TEE (Reg. no. 86794, EU-competent)

2017 - present, UK. Chartered Practice registered with the Royal Institute of British Architects - RIBA

2012 - present, UK. Alumni Interviewer, The University of Pennsylvania

Other memberships and prior affiliations: AIA New York Chapter - Committee on the Environment; Hellenic Company for the Protection of the Environment and of the Architectural Heritage, The Architectural Association, The Architecture Foundation, North East Sustainable Energy Association - NESEA, International Solar Energy Society, Environmental Business Association of New York, Green Architecture Week - New York, American Institute of Architects - Committee on the Environment, Architectural League of New York

Research

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.

>
Site menu