Nicholas Anastasopoulos is an architect, a researcher, activist and academic, with experiences which altogether compose a multi-faceted profile. As a practicing architect he had the privilege of working in a variety of environments both in New York and in Athens and through theory, practice and research he has honed a critical view about the role of architecture in the shaping of the world today and tomorrow. Research interests include sustainability, sustainable architecture and urban futures, manmade and natural environments, public space, alternative communities, ecocommunities and the commons. His ongoing concern for the environment and mankind's impact on nature, as well as his social understanding of architecture, have more recently led him to explore participatory methods, alternative and natural building materials, theories and practices, as well as involvement in various groups and actions defending biodiversity and ecosystems, and promoting human resilience and community building. As a teacher, he has a long experience of teaching in many top institutions and various areas of expertise both in the US and in Greece. He has a natural facility with young people, a passion for transmitting knowledge and an understanding that the best teaching framework is interactive in character. As citizen of the world, he possesses a natural curiosity for other cultures, an ethnographerâ€™s method in approaching them and a compassion for other people. He is a sociable, highly esteemed by his peers and the communities he is a part of, a permaculturist, hiker, biker and yoga practitioner, he promotes and practices self-sufficiency and he is an advocate of local and community resilience. This portfolio contains selected material in an attempt to capture essential elements from a career which spans architectural practice, research and teaching, as well as intense involvement in educational and restorative activities for the environment and the community through various organizations. These are divided in the following sections:
Research (R) Architecture (A) Environment and community related activities in collaboration with non-profit organizations (E) Academic samples of courses taught and student work at universities (U)
More related information may be found at the following sites: http://www.studioa-arch.gr/Main_En.htm http://life-tree1.blogspot.gr/ and http://greenmarathon.wordpress.com/
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R Research interests include sustainability, sustainable architecture and urban futures, public space, alternative communities and ecocommunities, contemporary theories of the commons. Doctoral dissertation entitled: â€œEnvironmental Management and Contemporary Alternative types of Living and Social Formationsâ€? (Completion and defence January 25th, 2013)
This dissertation explores models of alternative social and residential communities and the theories and tools through which they may be understood. The common element between the cases examined is that they are inspired by a social and ecological vision or manifesto. Their physical presence, spatial and social organization is linked to a vision statement. For many the challenge is to achieve human and environmental sustainability and resilience, key qualities being recognized today as critical for a community's reproduction through changes and adaptations, just as is the case with healthy ecosystems in nature. The investigation concerns the period from mid-20th century until the present, a time characterized by phenomena of unprecedented environmental crises and more recently social, economic and political crises plaguing humanity and the planet. The dissertation is concerned with exploring potential roles of such communities in addressing imminent crises and their possible impact to the human condition. The methodology used involved bibliographical research, participation in various organizations and conferences, and field research at case studies which included two ecovillages and one co-housing project in Europe, two alternative communities in the US, two kibbutzim in Israel, two experimental communities in early forming stages and a prototypical ecovillage in Greece..
The selection criteria for the specific communities were their significance, either in relation to their reputation and history, or in association with some exemplary and innovative features. Classification was based on certain criteria and categories which are historical background, social organization, economy, residential, planning, architectural and environmental management characteristics. The relationships of the current alternative social and spatial formations with the history of utopian thought which seeks to imagine the characteristics of an ideal society were investigated. A comparative study of the outstanding examples of early 19th century Industrial Revolution visionary utopian communities shows that modern alternative communities can be recognized as direct descendants of the utopian thought. This thesis adopts the categories of Utopianism of spatial play and Utopianism of social process (Harvey: 2000). This division serves to describe the spatial utopias of planners and architects which suggest that social problems are a question of poor planning and radical urban reform would solve them, whereas Utopianism of social process refers to political or . economic theories, which are proposed as social process tools, capable of solving social problems. The links between alternative social and living formations with the urban social movements and their connections with contemporary theories concerning the concept of the commons were examined as an important component of this research.
Exterior and interior view of geodesic dome produced with recycled materials. Drop City.(Sources: Wikimedia commons and dropcitydoc.com)
Dissertation excerpts, p. 287
Members of the Free and Real collective along with friends and volunteers at work, in Agios, Evia, Greece. The base and the skeleton construction of the geodesic dome at Mount Telaithrion, Evia, Greece, 2012.(Source: Free and Real / NA)
Excerpts from dissertation | p. 287
An ephemeral city within the city produced by the Indignados, in Puerta del Sol, Madrid
Ephemeral outdoor common social spaces: A park in Utrecht used for an ad hoc discussion during a st educational trip of the 1 year students of architecture of NTUA/Athens, 2011 (left) and the exterior space of IUAV, Venice (right) after the Degrowth conference, 9/2012. (Source: NA)
Schematic plan of the Universal Hall at Findhorn and a middle size hall at kibbutz Bat Haemek, where discussions and meetings take place, Israel.
Excerpts from dissertation | p. 203, 233
Dissertation excerpts, pp. 203, 233
Indignados map of Playa del Sol. Areas marked in green for public assemblies (21) and casual meeting (Zona de Descanso) (Source: Architects Collective Vic/ Vivero de Iniciativas Colectivas)
A Architectural Projects
LIST OF SELECTED WORKS
Proposal for a museum and monument for the city of Athens 1983. DHMA Recording Studio, NYC 1991. Lansky Residence, Battery Park, NYC 1992. th Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 267 7 Ave., NYC 1994. Syntagma Square Design Competition, Athens 1998. Ipirotiki software Headquarters, Athens 2003. Ecology educational park at the banks of the river Phoenix, Achaia 2003. Museum of Natural History, Loggos, Achaia 2005. Oncologist doctor's office, Rigilis street, Athens 2005.
Museum and Monument for the city of Athens
The thesis project proposes to transform an abandoned quarry site on a hill on the periphery of Athens central into a civic place through a reversal of the environmental deterioration by proposing the superimposition of a “cultural” landscape over the artificial “lunar” landscape. This would include a museum for the city itself taking advantage of the unlimited views to the city and a monumental structure. This piece of sculpture of urban proportions would serve as a reference point to the city, while the museum would focus on unveiling the layers of history of the city stretching beneath. The museum would be a building that looks to the city, whereas the monument would be a reference point for the city to look at. The formal vocabulary of the project maintains a clear grid pattern and a modernist syntax, while it attempts to establish a rigorous dialogue between the amorphous, unintentionally sculpture-like man-made landscape and the formal, rectilinear architectural principle of proposed programme. It also appears as a formal abstraction of the typology of the typical four-storey residential unit the city consists of, inviting a critical approach to the “making” process of the city itself.
Collaborator: Nikos Haritos
DHMA Recording Studio | Meridian Design Architects, NY
Recording studio plan
Designing sound specialized spaces for listening to, playing and recording music demands strict adherence to certain design and construction principles, which this project on an early 20th century highrise on Madison Avenue, NYC examplifies. These include a labyrinthine layout with as few as possible right angles for sound absorption, special sound proof and sound absorption materials and finishes and construction methods of â€œfloatingâ€? spaces on special anti-vibration details.
Lansky Residence, Battery Park, NYC
Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 7th Ave., NYC| Meridian Design Architects, NY
Existing and proposed systems diagrams
Syntagma Square Design Competition
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The proposal for the design of Syntagma Square, the main public square in the city of Athens, loaded with history from the inception of the Greek state to contemporary history, adopts measures that re-align its axes and bring passive cooling design elements and a wider variety of social uses of the public space. These include:
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the use of water and shading features in order to generate a variety of environments of different temperature and privacy levels in a relatively limited public ground,
introducing an important implicit axis crossing the square, which connects the Lycabettus hill with the Acropolis,
the intertwining of various functions, such as passage, metro stop entries points, leisure and space used for public functions and the introduction of new layering system that would operate both horizontally and vertically, in order to alter the existing division of “upper” and “lower” public spaces.
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Conceptual spatial layering diagrams
Honorable mention Architecture Competition
Collaborators: Robert Adams, landscape architect and Margot Velissaropoulos, designer
Shaded area below the “water trays” with water cascading from overflow points
//////////////////////////////// Existing and proposed systems diagrams 1. Water trays 2. Ramps “cutting through” the water trays 3. Metro levels of spaces and tunnels 4. Proposed water channels network
A bird’s eye view showing the “water trays” and the ramp from street level cutting through them
Ipirotiki Software Headquarters
View from street level
Ipirotiki Software & Publications is a company that controls the production of software and trade media which address accountants, tax data and trading, as well as sees itself as a major player in the area of specialized education in related areas. It controls a network of specialized 'node-spaces' that function as internet cafes and information dissemination spaces and social meeting points for professionals in the above areas. The new headquarters (Lenorman avenue) in Athens includes shops at ground level, educational facilities and a multi-use 256 people capacity conference center on the first floor, five typical office space floors, president's office with conference rooms, secretary and a swimming pool on the 6th floor. The building faces the Greek Parliament index building.
Collaborators: Marina Petroula and Dimitris Dais, architects
Collaborators: Marina Petroula & Dimitris Dais, architects
First Prize Architecture Competition
PRESIDENT OFFICE ELEVATOR OFFICES CLASSROOMS
Museum of Natural History, Loggos, Achaia
CONFERENCE HALL COMMERCIAL SPACE ENTRANCE LOBBY PARKING
1st basement-garage Museum View and plans (inserted)
1st floor-auditorrium The Lambropoulos Olive Press building in Loggos began to function as such in the beginning of the 20th century applying the traditional cold press olive oil production method. Nowadays it is being renovated and transformed into the Achaean Land Center, which will operate as a museum for regional agricultural history. The Center will be active in the following domains: 1.Agricultural production addressing Achaean products such as olive oil, wine and raisins that will describe production process and history 2.The environment and its local characteristics through educational programs that will disseminate information concerning correct practices and will raise awareness about ecosystems, notions of the local, climate and environment 3.Ethnography and history through the core of a rich and growing collection of cultural and agricultural Typical floor artifacts which will function as the main exhibit in conjunction with the restored machinery highlighting early local industrial and cultural history.
Museum construction phases diagram
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3. CONFERENCE ROOM 4. ATRIUM 5. LOBBY 6. SEMINAR ROOM 7. OFFICE 8. SECRETARY 9. SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM 10 PRESIDENT OFFICE 11. RESIDENTIAL UNIT 12. SWIMMING POOL.
Model First Prize Design Competition
Ecology educational park at the banks of river Phoenix, Achaia
The proposal for an ecology educational park addresses the site of the river below the highway between two municipalities and suggests the reversal of a left-over and abused site into a recreational destination. A long time garbage damp, not uncommon for river banks and torrents, the area would be transformed into a sustainable park and natural habitat,with landscape restoration, creation of walks, water catchment dams and planting of indigenous species. In addition to these the programmatic design allows for mild uses such as sports activities (tennis, bicycle paths, jogging, swimming, etc).
Parkâ€™s information and educational center
A â€œgood environmental practicesâ€? demonstration site which will include composting, energy harvesting from Renewable energy sources and grey water cleaning techniques are part of the program. An information kiosk on local ecosystems and species is the only light structure on site, made of metal and wood, raised above ground on stilts or on a bridge that connects the two river banks. The proposal represented the NGO Achaean Sympoliteia
Museum of Natural History, Loggos, Achaia Olive press building restoration
1st floor addition
Museum View and plans (inserted)
Museum construction phases diagram
The Lambropoulos Olive Press building in Loggos began to function as such in the beginning of the 20th century applying the traditional cold press olive oil production method. Nowadays it is being renovated and transformed into the Achaean Land Center, which will operate as a museum for regional agricultural history. The Center will be active in the following domains: 1.Agricultural production addressing Achaean products such as olive oil, wine and raisins that will describe production process and history 2.The environment and its local characteristics through educational programs that will disseminate information concerning correct practices and will raise awareness about ecosystems, notions of the local, climate and environment 3.Ethnography and history through the core of a rich and growing collection of cultural and agricultural artifacts which will function as the main exhibit in conjunction with the restored machinery highlighting early local industrial and cultural history.
Interior views of the museum collections
Oncologist doctor's office, Rigilis street, Athens
Nurse and archive room
View from waiting room towards reception desk
The ugrading of an oncologist doctor's office includes secretary, nurse, doctor's office, waiting and patients examination rooms. The goal of this interior design project was to create a tranquil space which induces inner peace, a sense of order, harmony and introspection. Towards this a well-thought out vocabulary of subtle colors, materials engaging in dialogue, clear geometry, transparency and inter-connectedness. The study and effect of natural and artificial lighting, which create nuances within a limited color scheme and enhance planar geometry became a central element in this project.
Entrance hall and reception desk
Studio A Archtiectural Design Office www.studioa-arch.gr Since 1996 when Studio A practice was founded in Athens, more than twenty projects have been undertaken, including housing, professional spaces, offices, cultural spaces, many of which were constructed. The office’s work has been honored and showcased at the 2nd Young Greek Architects Biennale, 1998 and has won awards on competitions (Ipirotiki Software &Publications Offices . Projects Rogakou Residence, Papagou, Athens. 2008 Razis Residence, Ilisia, Athens. 2006 Museum of Natural History, Loggos, Achaia. 2005 Oncology Medical Practice, Athens. 2005 “Museum of Agricultural History and Life” Lakka, Achaia. 2003“Ecology educational Park at the banks of river Phoenix” Erineos and Sympoliteia Municipalities. 2003 Ipirotiki Software & Publications Offices & Headquarters, Athens. 2000-2004 (A collaborative project with Marina Petroula and Dimitris Dais, architects). Sustainable Design Housing, New Makri, Attica. 1999 Kouneli Residences, Vrilisia, Attica. 1996-99 Papageorgiou Residence, Peania, Attica. 1997-98 Penthouse Apartment, Zografou, 1997 | Young Architects Biennale 1998 Project for a structure on an overpass in Athens: Interstitial Space: City Gate Structure at traffic intersection. Young Architects Biennale 1998
Individual and Collective Professional Experience, New York
Howell Belanger Castelli Architects, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Highland Park, MN 1994 HTI/SDI Sears Stores throughout the US and Myers/Grace Bros. stores in Sydney, Australia. SBLM Architects/ by Three Group, Barnes & Noble bookstores throughout the US. 1992-3 Office practice in SoHo, NYC with James Venturi and Noah Carter. Lansky Residence, Battery Park New York. 1992 Meridian Design Architecture/ CBS Recording Studio, 1991 “Vacant Building Program”Counseling, NYC municipality funded for the improvement of Harlem building stock Construction documents, budgeting for seven buildings. Manhattan/ Bronx.1991 John Collins Associates, Clarewood Townhouses 1987-91 Norman Rosenfeld AIA, Architects, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital 1987-89 Silver & Ziskind Architects, Huron Shores Hotel, Ypsilanti, MI. 1985-87
T.R.E.E. NGO | founder and programs coordinator Environment and community related activities in collaboration with non-profit organizations
Co-founder and programs coordinator, T.R.E.E. Non-profit organization
President, National Park of Schinias at Marathon TREE (Take Responsibility for Environmental Efficiency) was founded in 2009. Through its programs, TREE aims to mobilize and connect the mind, the heart and the hands. It addresses both the natural and the man-made, the global and the local, the layman and the scientist or specialized individuals and it embraces traditional knowledge as well as research. TREE's mission includes the study of the man-made and natural environment and their intricate relationships. TREE seeks to raise awareness in topics that address the environment and lifestyles that affect the quality of life and natural ecosystems. Among TREE's goals are: * To explore and promote alternative lifestyles and patterns of behavior that deal with the problems related to crises, either present and contemporary such as the financial crisis and the social and political crises, or ongoing and long-term such as the energy crisis and climate change. So far, TREE has offered a variety of outreach events to the general public and to students of architecture. TREE functions as a nexus of information and informal people-meeting opportunity.
T.R.E.E. NGO TREE (Take Responsibility for Environmental Efficiency) was founded in 2009. Through its programs, TREE aims to mobilize and connect the mind, the heart and the hands. It addresses both the natural and the man-made, the global and the local, the layman and the scientist or specialized individuals and it embraces traditional knowledge as well as research. TREE's mission includes the study of the man-made and natural environment and their intricate relationships. TREE seeks to raise awareness in topics that address the environment and lifestyles that affect the quality of life and natural ecosystems. Among TREE's goals are: * To explore and promote alternative lifestyles and patterns of behavior that deal with the problems related to crises, either present and contemporary such as the financial crisis and the social and political crises, or ongoing and long-term such as the energy crisis and climate change. So far, TREE has offered a variety of outreach events to the general public and to students of architecture. TREE functions as a nexus of information and informal people-meeting opportunity.
T.R.E.E. Workshops and activities for the public Educational and Environmental activities Since its inception, TREE has sponsored several events addressing the public. These involved several workshops, lectures and presentations involving such varied subjects as Permaculture, the Transition Initiatives movement, Mediterranean landscapes and gardening practices, community recycling and composting and Climate Change. In addition, TREE was the primary organizer of the 1st Marathon Ecofestival (25/4-1/5/2011). The concept of this event was an ambitious week long event which summoned local organic farmer, local community and the general public with a farmers market of fresh organic produce, presenters of 13 workshops, an eco-film festival with more than fifteen titles, (two of which had their premier as part of this festival) and various guided tours in the National Park of Schinias.
2nd Compost-making workshop and parallels with theories of anthropology
Nicholas Anastasopoulos/ George Loudos/Fotis Terzakis
Do we need nature? Elements of sustainability in landscape design Thomas Doxiadis, landscape architect
Climate Change, education and the everyday Nikos Chrysogelos, Nicholas Anastasopoulos, Nikiforos Plytas
Snapshots from the cane workshop which occured within the Marathon Ecofestival (1/5/2011)
Student workshops organized by T.R.E.E.
The Emergence workshop took place as an ECOWEEK event in December 2011. The workshop drew architecture students from several schools of architecture and explored theoretical aspects of social, environmental and architecture sustainability. A collective proposal was produced which made recommendations for thermal and environmental improvements for the building shell of the Embros Theater. The workshop brief: Emergence is a term used in philosophy, systems theory, science and art to signify the way that complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions. An emergency is a situation that poses an immediate risk to health, life, property or the environment. Social & Community Sustainability, the workshopâ€™s theme, allows associations that are relevant both to the physical and to the social aspects of sustainability, in other words both the framework we live in, buildings, streets, infrastructure as well as the people that produce, inhabit and use them. Another concept that is of much relevance at times such as ours is Resilience. This workshop will attempt to tie together and work with concepts of Sustainability, Emergence and Resilience in both physical and social frameworks. Practically, in an attempt to bridge theory and action [praxis], this workshop will involve an in depth immersion in the cityâ€™s life, provided through specific readings, invited speakers and nomadic visits at places that show signs of any of the three themes of emergence, resilience and sustainability. Our task will be to work with the physical and the social realities of such chosen places in the city, to analyze and propose realistic steps that will enhance and strengthen these attributes. The character of the workshop will engage spaces in the city such as Platoâ€™s Academy, the neighbourhoods of Psiri and Kypseli and specific buildings of significance in these areas, such as Kafeneion, the Embros Theatre and the Kypseli market which we will examine under the light of emergence. Our methodology will involve artistic, scientific and empirical methods, presentations, fieldwork, specific contact and design methodologies and contact with the community. Full daily schedule and all details will be announced one week prior to the beginning of the workshop. The names of invited speakers and members of groups and networks will also be announced.
Snapshots from the charette, the crit and various moments of the workshop
Student workshops organized by T.R.E.E. AMOR1- [At my own Risk] / A workshop for students of architecture and the arts An alternative approach to the local A workshop that took place during : 27-31/7 and 14-18/9/ 2009 at Nea Makri, a coastal town in Attica. Instructors: Nicholas Anastasopoulos,architect Nikos Kazeros, architect Dr. Maria Theodorou,architect Jennifer Nelson, artist
Two workshops for students of architecture. One workshop on tensile structures and one workshop on building techniques with the use of clay.
Workshops took place during : 26-27/5 and 2-3/6/2012 at Marathon, Attica.
Instructors: George Foukas, architect Nanna Matrakidou, architect Eleni Kairi, architect consultants: The Engineers of the Earth group.
Tensile structures and building with clay workshops
National Park of Schinias at Marathon The National Park of Schinias at Marathon was founded in 2000, in order to protect and manage an exceptionally rich historically and environmentally unique and sensitive area in the periphery of greater Athens. Marathon lends its name to the famous Marathon run*, practiced today throughout the world. It owes its claim to fame originally from the legendary runner Phidippides, who covered the distance between Marathon and Athens running, in order to announce to the assembly the victorious outcome from battle between the Athenians and the Persian army that occurred in 490 bC. In addition to a historic significance Marathon boasts the sound of Schinias, a unique natural environment where at least four distinct ecosystems harmoniously coexist at close proximity and in a relatively small area of land and sea. Suburban sprawl being a primary threat, along with the deterioration of the wetland habitat and recurring threats of fire for the coastal pine forest, the National Park status to this area was meant to guarantee its protection and existence in the future. http://greenmarathon.wordpress.com/
* the distance of 42.195 kilometres or 26 miles and 385 yards
National Park of Schinias at Marathon The National Park was founded alongside works for creating an artificial lake that would accommodate the sports of rowing and kayaking for the Olympic games of 2004. Besides the artificial lake which feeds from the Makaria spring and related facilities which form the Olympic Rowing and Cayak Center, the park incorporates a rare coastal pine forest spanning a four kilometer coastline, a wetland which is host to more than 350 species of birds, a peninsula with low bush flora of mediterranean plants of remarkable variety and complexity and a clear sea sound which is home to a prairie of the Poseidonia seaweed and many fish.
Views of the artificial lake above fed by the Makaria spring
The coastal pine forest
National Park of Schinias at Marathon
Rowing sports gallery view
Indoor exhibition center
Design/ Information material: Nicholas Anastasopoulos+OMO graphic design
During appointment as President of the Management Board of the National Park and under this authority, a series events were organized aiming to promote the public's awareness about the park's significance with a campaign for environmental regeneration through involvement in a variety of activities of educational and recreational nature. New institutions were introduced, including the indoor and outdoor exhibition and an information center, the bird-watching morning events, the bike festival and the Marathon ecofestival, to name a few.
Snapshots from various events organized at the National Park of Schinias
U National Technical University of Athens School of Architecture
Patras University Department of Architecture
Department of Architecture and Environmental Design
Parsons School of Design/ THE NEW SCHOLL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH Department of Architecture and Environmental Design
Architectural analysis and composition with the use of digital tools. Analysis of known works of architecture was performed with the use of AutoCAD and Form.Z software. Experience from the formal elements analyzed was later used to define design principles used in composition.
National Technical University of Athens School of Achitecture
Second semester design studio project. Temporary exhibition space and cafe in the Metaxourgeio neighborhood of Athens.
National Technical University of Athens School of Achitecture
Verteouri A. .
1st semester formal design exercise practicing five successive transformations on a cube. The purpose of the exercise is to introduce the process in the design method as well as fundamental spatial principles of proportion and relative scale and polar conditions of solid| void, open| closed, etc.
Patras University, Department of Architecture
Tsioris D. Analysis and interpretation of formal and structural principles
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS, GR Section I (Lecturer, 2004-) Architectural Design 5 3rd year architectural design subject: ¨Day School at Metaxourgeio, a downtown Athens neighborhood¨. Architectural Design 1 & 2. 1st year architectural design subject 2nd semester: ¨Café and exhibition space in Athens¨. Has organized and co-accompanied an educational trip of the 3rd year of the School of Architecture, NTUA to New York. 2007 Organizing and coordination of student visits to mid-term reviews (Columbia και Yale). (3/ 2007). Has co-accompanied an educational trip of the 3rd year of the School of Architecture to Barcelona (2006). SCHOOL OF ARCHITETURE, NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS (2005-present) 1st, 2nd, 3rd year Design Studios DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE, PATRAS UNIVERSITY. (Associate Professor 1999-2005)
Computer-Aided Design 1 &2. (2nd year / 1999-2004) Introductory level terms and methods in 2d design with the use of AutoCAD Principles of 3D design and basic principles of photorealistic rendering. Multimedia & Design 1 & 2. (3rd year / 2001-2003) Analysis of architectural principles as embedded in architectural drawings of well known paradigms. References and projects used from the oeuvre of Adolf Loos, Peter Eisenman and NY5. Multimedia & Design 2. ‘Moving from Analysis to the web logic’’ Use of non-linear methods of description and communication as means of presenting a project or an architectural project. Introduction to Informatics. (1st year/ 1999-2004) Basic principles of computer language and everyday applications that support work in architecture. Architectural Design 3 & 4 (2nd year / 2001-2004) House design/ Housing in an urban environment. Architectural Design 5 & 6 (3rd year / 2003-2004) Education and Culture: Design of a multi-purpose building in the city of Patras Elective Subject 17a and 17b (4th year / 2002-2004) ‘’ Architectural Interventions in the city -1’’ : Proposals in the form of hybrid architectural constructs to be dispersed in the city of Patras. ‘’ Architectural Interventions in the city -2’’ : Placing emphasis to the points of contact (in practice and theory) between city and nature. Working paradigm the city of Aigio. Elective Subject 3 ΜΚ3 –Sustainability and Design. (4th year /2002-2004) Sustainability Theories and Environmental Management Practices in Greece and worldwide (Local Agenda 21). School of Interior Architecture ΑΚΤΟ/ Middlesex University (affiliate) Supervisor of research and thesis projects ΒΑ Interior Architecture 1&2. 2008 2nd year Construction Technology 1&2 2nd year Reuse 1&2. Course content and teaching of 3rd year students. (2005-) AutoCAD Seminars and Computer-Aided Design for 2nd and 3rd year in Interior Architecture. (1996- 2000)
PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN (DIAL/ Cyberspace Campus): (1997 -99)
Design, implementation and management of the first computer lab for the Architecture and Environmental dept at Parsons. (1991 until 1993) Introduction of CAD to the Department. Principal Investigator for Form.Z. Supervisor of independent studies with CAD. Conducted seminars entitled Ethnicity and the Metropolis at Parsons School of Design with invited speakers (1991-1992). Also conducted extra-curricular courses at Continuing Education, Product Design, Interior Design/Lighting Design MFA as well as at Pratt Institute / Manhattan.
Credit course offered for the first time in “Designing with CAD- Beginning AutoCAD” in the context of the Distance Learning Program on the New School’s Cyberspace Campus από το New School for Social Research/Parsons School of Design of New York. Virtual Design Studio. Distance learning through web content and both asynchronous and synchronous communication technologies. PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN/THE NEW SCHOLL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH (1989-1994) Department of Architecture and Environmental Design Faculty.
A career profile through selected works and activities