Alexandros Kallegias

AA Athens VS Programme Head

Alexandros Kallegias graduated from the Architecture School of the University of Patras and completed his postgraduate studies at the Architectural Association Design Research LAB (ΑΑDRL) in London. He is the Head of the AA Athens Visiting School, the AA Summer DLAB and the AA Greece Visiting School where he teaches as Studio Master. He is also a key member of the AA Istanbul Visiting School. His research has been published in peer reviewed reports and international publications. He gives lectures in Greece and abroad while he has been an invited in juries like the Archiprix 2015 in Ankara. He is an Associate Lecturer at the School of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, and he has previously taught in the School of Architecture of Liverpool University. He is a Senior Architect at Zaha Hadid Architects, acting as BIM Coordinator for different projects in different countries.

Evaggelos Kanellopoulos

AKTO College Head of Interior Architecture and Design - AKTO Coordinator

Born in Athens, completed his studies in Architecture in Polytechnic of Turin where he obtained his doctorate in 1985. In Italy, in collaboration with Polytechnic of Milan and Turin he established urban studies while he designed retail stores. He collaborated with Travasaros’ Architects and Karadavanis’ Architects. In 1993, he founded his own architectural practice which was engaged with hotels, retail, industrial, residential, exhibition design. In 2012, having taught for 25 years in AKTO, he became Head of Interior Architecture and Design.

Yorgos Berdos

AA Athens Visiting School Programme Coordinator

Yorgos is a Teaching Fellow in Computational Design at The University of Edinburgh and a freelance architect. Sharing his time between London and Edinburgh, he combines practicing with teaching while presenting parts of his research in exhibitions, conferences and invited talks. In 2014 his undergraduate thesis project was selected to represent Greece in Archiprix 2015, an international biennial event showcasing the best graduation projects in the world. He has previously taught in Greece, Germany and the UK and practiced in small and international firms, including Zaha Hadid Architects. He holds a Diploma in Architecture from University of Thessaly and a MSc from the Architectural Association, EmTech. His current research focuses on “active fabrication” and on understanding the complex traces that the processes of rapid urbanisation and technological advancement are leaving in various operational landscapes around the world. Yorgos’ work often tries to explore ways in which architectural design is not limited to its prescribed roles.

Eirini Vouliouri

Eirini is a registered architect in Greece, having graduated from the NTUAthens School of Architecture (2008). She holds an MSc in Design-Space-Culture from NTUAthens (2010) and an MSc in Advanced Architecture and Computation from the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL (2010). Currently, she is pursuing a PhD research at the NTUAthens School of Architecture, concerning interaction design and digital fabrication processes. Eirini is also a member of FabLab Athens. She has participated in international conferences, both as a presenter and an organiser, and has lectured as an invited Teaching Assistant at the Digital Design and Manufacturing course of NTUAthens School of Architecture, for the academic years 2013-14 and 2014-15. In parallel, she works as a freelance architectural engineer in Athens, collaborating with several practices and individual professionals.

Qi Cao

Qi Cao is a Chinese architect who mostly lived in the east of China. He received his Bachelor’s degree BArch from the Xiamen University in 2015. In his third year, his team won sixth place in the International Solar Decathlon Competitions, with entrees from 20 universities across the world. He then spent six months working of Architecture Design in Hordor Design Group. With an interest in involving digital computation in architectural dimension, he joined the DRL in 2015.

Kaushik Sardesai

Kaushik graduated in architecture from the University of Pune, India with distinction and completed his M.Arch from the Architectural Association in Emergent Technologies and Design [EmTech] with distinction. Having previous experience at the AA Summer School (Hooke Park), his interests lie in active fabrication and material synthesis. Currently he is a product designer at OHA Studios and a practicing architect at Archimedia, both renowned firms in Pune, India, where he explores different means of integrating computational tools with conventional design techniques.