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Biography

Yorgos is a Lecturer in Contemporary Practice at The University of Dundee, a Teaching Fellow in Computational Design & Visualisation at The University of Edinburgh, and a registered Architect ARB actively practicing in the UK and Greece. He studied architecture at the University of Thessaly in Greece and HafenCity University in Hamburg, Germany, holding a Diploma in Architecture. He earned an MSc from the Architectural Association’s EmTech, focussed on the conjunction of Emergent Technologies and Design across different scales. He has also completed the Beyond Smart Cities course from MIT Media Lab, organised by the City Science lab of MIT.

Yorgos has previously visited various universities in the UK and internationally to teach and present his work, including the AA, the Glasgow School of Art, Cambridge University, University of Liverpool, University of Suffolk, INDA Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, KADK in Copenhagen, University of Patras and University of Thessaly in Greece. He has also practiced in small and international firms, including Zaha Hadid Architects. Since early 2018 he is an examiner for the Architects Registration Board.

His completed and ongoing architectural projects vary in terms of scale and programmatic function and range from residential to alternative hospitality projects and from pavilion to product design. Apart from that, Yorgos has published a number of articles in international scientific journals and parts of his work have been included in various publications. 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. Yorgos, is also a reviewer for the Architectural Science Review (ASR) and the International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC).

Moreover, Yorgos is a part-time PhD candidate at The University of Edinburgh. His PhD research is investigating the role of Trust as a design parameter across different scales and systems. His research also looks into ways in which planetary scale computation and blockchain technologies are affecting urban life and contemporary architectural practices. Through a number of ongoing collaborations his research includes several other topics such as smart cities, composite material systems, active fabrication, the sharing economy and the architecture of operational landscapes.

Yorgos’ work often tries to explore ways in which architectural design and thinking are not limited to their prescribed roles.