FACULTY

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. His practice background includes being 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.

Daniel Saldivar

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Daniel is a Mexican architect. He received his BA in architectural and urban design from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico, and an M.Arch degree from the Emergent Technologies and Design programme at the Architectural Association in London. Since then, he has collaborated with diverse architectural and engineering firms around the world, including JVAS, Buro Happold and Mota Engil amongst others. He is currently a thesis advisor and studio master at Universidad Iberoamericana’s Digital Project and Production Workshop. He is head of TZ Architects in Mexico City and an independent consultant for digital design and fabrication projects.

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.

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.

Yannis Efstathiou

Yannis graduated from the Architecture School of the University of Patras. From 2007 until 2015 he worked for several architecture offices in Athens and Berlin where he currently lives. In 2014 he was employed by the German-American Office called Barkow-Leibinger as 3D specialist. In 2016 Yannis founded his office for Visualizations and Animations in Berlin under the name GRAU. GRAU´s philosophy is to produce High quality Images by keeping a close relationship to the clients and the understanding of the projects. Among the clients are also the International office Nieto Sobejano Architects and the Peres Projects Gallery. He enjoys working in big and small projects, trying to reveal a hidden and unexpected beauty on each one of them.

Petros Partalidis

Petros is a young interior architect from Athens, Greece. In 2010, he finished his foundation year in architecture, in the University of East London. From 2011 to 2015, he studied architecture in the University of Westminster. Then, he moved back to Athens to study Interior Architecture in Akto College, where he got accepted as a Year3 student. He took part in many competitions and workshops, which helped him build a complete and powerful portfolio. He gained a lot of knowledge in graphics design, working along side a graphic designer. In the summer of 2016, he graduated with honors with a Bachelors Degree in Interior Architecture. As soon as he graduated, he started working with two of his tutors, and until this day, they are running a very successful architectural office in the center of Athens.

Grigorios-Angelos Bodiotis

Grigorios is an undergraduate student at AKTO College, at the department of Interior Architecture. Grigorios is an enthusiastic designer since the early stages of his life while his inclination to draw and sketch prompted him to study art for 7 years. His goal to study at AKTO College has been enriched by taking part at several courses and related workshops. With the guidance of his dedicated professors Grigorios has expanded his knowledge on interior design and his paper drawing skills have developed through the use of numerous design software. Furthermore, Grigorios participation in the Asset Company and the association of Interior Architecture & Design Program of Sharjah and in the Decoration of the renowned restaurant Varoulko have been instrumental to his approach on design.

Evangelos Kanelis

Evangelos is an undergraduate student at AKTO, in the department of interior design. As a student, he has participated successfully in an educational workshop organized by AKTO and Sharjah University, in which he focused on modern Islamic-Greek Design applications. Moreover he has been awarded the 1st place as part of a team project that was presented during a workshop organized by the companies “fit nice woven vinyl covering” and “Asset Office Interiors”. Prior to his education, he has cooperated with various companies, such as Design Nature Creations, in order to renovate and design furniture and artworks. His latest accomplishment is the renovation and construction of the new offices of “Medi Collagen” enterprise.