Alexandros Kallegias:(Programme Director) studied architecture at the University of Patra in Greece where he received his Master of Architecture degree. As a graduate from the Design Research Lab (DRL) program in the Architectural Association (Master of Architecture and Urbanism degree) he explores computational means as a parametric problem-solving design approach. In his research he aims to transform static built models to animated kinetic prototypes. His academic pursue in various visiting schools of the AA, such as the DLAB and AA Istanbul Visiting School, is a further contribution for his investigations in algorithmic design approaches. He is a registered architect in the United Kingdom and Greece, where he has worked for a number of architectural practices. Currently, he works at Zaha Hadid Architects in London.
Dimitris Papalexopoulos:(Host School Coordinator) is an architect, Professor at the School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens. His post – graduate course on “Architecture and Information Technology” (www.ntua.gr/archtech) won at 1998 the 3d Price of the ACADIA international competition on “Libraries on the Information Age” and participated in international exhibitions and conferences.
Co-organization of international symposiums on architecture and I.T. (A2B – Mobility / Immobility, Basel) and on intelligent environments (2nd International I.E.T. Conference). Researches on interaction design, parametric design and building knowledge management. Member of the 2006 EC expert group for the elaboration and evaluation of the Digital Territories concept. Member of the steering committee of the Intelligent Environments Conferences (since 2006) (http://intelligentenvironments.org/ ).
Archsign, his architectural firm (www.archsign.gr ), develops building design concepts for evolving space activities through I.T.. His design practice since 1980 includes renovations and new buildings projects in the private and public sector. Recent architectural works refer to the integration of space and information technology and intelligent buildings. A Mediterranean redefinition of locality through I.T. is researched.
George Parmenidis: is a Professor of theoretical and scientific applications on architectural space – architecture of public and outdoor space, interior design, furniture design, industrial design -, School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens. Director of Postgraduate studies at the NTUA School of Architecture: “Architecture, Design of Space”, 2003-2012. Vice president of the School of Architecture, NTUA, 2011 – .
He has participated in 13 research programs, either as a principal member of the research group, or as the scientific project manager (4): Hellenic Organization of Small Medium Sized Enterprises and Handicraft S.A., 1990-1993, 2000; Ideal Group Athens, 1996-1997; Athens-Piraeus Electric Railways S.A., 1997-1999; Hellenic Ministry for the Environment Physical Planning and Public Works, 1999-2004; Hellenic Parliament, 2007-2009; Athens Prefecture, 2009-2010. He has many scientific publications on architecture and design research (17), scientific articles and presentations in conferences, with main topics: design theory, methodology, conceptual tools. He has a continuous and awarded (10) design practice since 1980, especially on interior design, furniture design, museography, with main clients (www.parlon.gr) : Onassis Cultural Center (2011-2012), Hellenic Parliament (2003, 2012), National Art Gallery and Alexandros Soutzos Museum(1992-2012), National Sculpture Gallery(2004-2011), Athens Prefecture (2009), Greek Exchanges SA (2008), Hellenic Ministry for Culture (2000, 2004), General Secretariat of Sports (2004), Zacharias G. Portalakis S.A. Brokerage Firm (2002, 2003),National Bank of Greece – Cultural Foundation (1993-2002), ET2 Public Television Channel (1997), Varangis Furniture Industry (1991-1999), Athens Concert Hall (1992).
Elif Erdine: is an architect and researcher. Currently, she is a PhD Candidate at the Architectural Association PhD in Design Program, working on ‘A Design Research towards a Parametric Proto-Tower’, under the advisory of George Jeronimidis, Patrik Schumacher and Michael Weinstock. She has been working at Zaha Hadid Architects since March 2006. Her projects have been printed widely in international and national architecture publications. She has received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 2003, with high honors, and Master of Architecture & Urbanism degree from the Architectural Association (AA) in 2006 with Project Distinction, (‘Hybrid Species’). She is a registered architect in Turkey.
Kensuke Hotta: ( Beng + Meng + Msc), AA School, phD in Design (2009~) is an architect, and researcher based on Tokyo / London, currently belongs to PhD in Architectural Design at the Architectural Association. He was born in Japan, received his architecture degrees from Kyoto University, Tokyo University, and Bartlett School (UCL). He was honored from Union Foundation, and got prizes on several international competitions, and he is teaching as a lecturer, and tutor in several association and school. His favorite food is a queen crab.
Merate Barakat: is an architect with international experience, media designer, and academic researcher. She has worked for PMA (Prescott Muir Architects), based in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she worked on numerous projects that have received design awards by the AIA (American Institute of Architects). She has attained an MArch from the University of Utah, an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Nottinghamshire, and BSc for the Arab Academy of Science in technology, Alexandria- Egypt Campus. Currently, she is exploring her main research interest, urban acoustics, as a PhD candidate at the Architectural Association school. http://meratebarakat.com/wp/
Dağhan Çam: – Architect and researcher. Currently, he is an MArch candidate at the Architectural Association – Design Research Lab. recieved his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Istanbul Technical University (2009) and he had been involved in various architectural projects with Mutlu Çilingiroğlu in Istanbul (2006-2010). His ongoing research agenda focuses on material computation and non-linear design strategies. http://daghancam.blogspot.com/
Athina Stavridou: Architect N.T.U.A, M.Sc. in “Architecture – Space Planning”, division Design – Space – Culture, N.T.U.A. is a lecturer in the School of Architecture of N.T.U.A. She teaches courses, both graduate and postgraduate, on Building Technology, Digital Documentation & Fabrication, and Information Management in Design and Construction at School of Architecture, N.T.U.A. She participated in several research and scientific programs. Publications and lectures in conferences deal with technology of smart materials, interaction design, and intelligent environments. Design practice since 1995. Recent design work refers to the integration of space and information technology. www.archsign.gr / www.ntua.gr/archtech / firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna Laskari:, Architect Engineer, is a graduate of the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) where she received her diploma in Architecture (Distinction, 2004) and her Postgraduate Degree from the Postgraduate Programme “Architecture Space Design” (Distinction, 2006). She got her MSc in “Adaptive Architecture and Computation” (Distinction, 2007) from the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London. She has worked as a Design Systems Analyst for “Foster + Partners” in London and has collaborated with several architectural practices in Athens. Currently she is working as a free-lance architect in Athens, while doing her PhD at the School of Architecture of NTUA, where she is also lecturing as a Teaching Assistant.
Eirini Androutsopoulou: holds a Diploma in Architecture (NTUA) and a Masters degree with Distinction in Architectural Design (March, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL). She is currently a PhD candidate (School of Architecture, NTUA) with scholarships from the Hellenic Republic (IKY) and the A. S. Onassis foundation. She has participated in several architectural competitions (Honourable mention at the international competition for the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem) and is currently participating at the courses at the School of Architecture, NTUA, as a PhD candidate. Her work has been published in Greek and international architecture magazines (“Architectural Design” international magazine, “Digital Cities”, Bartlett Designs: Speculating with Architecture”, 2009) and has been exhibited in Greece and abroad.
Tassos Kanellos:, is an architect and has received his Diploma (2006) from the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens. He holds an MSc in “Adaptive Architecture and Computation” (Distinction, 2007) from the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London. He has worked as a Design Systems Analyst for the “Specialist Modeling Group” at “Foster + Partners” in London and has collaborated with several architectural practices in Athens. He is a registered architect in Greece and is currently working as a freelance in Athens, while pursuing a PhD at the School of Architecture of NTUA. His academic interests are in the area of computational design and his research focuses on physics simulations.