Pavlos Fereos, Senior Scientist, UIbk (programme coordinator)
Pavlos Fereos is a Senior Scientist at Institute of Experimental Architecture in Innsbruck, teaching Robotic Fabrication at REX|LAB and Design Studio. He holds a MArch and a MSc in Architectural Research from the NTUA.
He also holds an M.Arch from the Design Research Laboratory of the Architectural Association where he also directed the AA Visiting Schools in Cyprus and Innsbruck, while he has taught at the Bartlett and London Southbank University and he’s a PhD Candidate at UCL.
He is a RIBA Part 3 registered Architect, has collaborated with MVRDV in competition entries and he is a partner at Fereos + Associates with several realized projects and numerous awarded including 1st and 2nd prize in Architectural competitions. He’s director of Decode Fab Lab, a Fabrication and Prototyping Lab in Athens, focusing on medium to large scale 3D-Printing, Laser-cutting, CNC and Robotic prototyping techniques.
Michail Georgiou, Assistant Professor, UNic (programme coordinator)
Michalis Georgiou is an associate professor (programme co-coordinator) at the Department of Architecture, ARC, of the University of Nicosia in the field of Computational Design and Digital Fabrication. He is a practicing architect/founding member of HUB design platform, SEAMLEXITY and OOM. He holds a MSc in Adaptive Architecture and Computation from the Barlett and a MArch from NTUA. His current research focuses in developing and applying computational tools in assisting and enriching design and construction processes. Before moving on to realize his own professional collaborations and projects Michalis has worked with Foster + Partners in London, as a design architect and design analyst, member of the Specialist’s Modeling Group. He is a registered Architect in ARB/UK and ETEK/Cyprus, while his work has received numerous local and international distinctions including the state architecture award and a recent nomination for the European Union Mies Van Der Rohe prize.
Odysseas Georgiou, Adjunct Faculty, UNic
Odysseas Georgiou is a computational design engineer at SEAMLEXITY and adjunct Faculty at the Department of Architecture [ARC] University of Nicosia. He holds an MEng from the School of Civil Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens and an MPhil in Digital Architecture from the University of Bath where he researched on computational geometry & structural optimisation.
He has practiced at Buro Happold Engineers London collaborating with renowned international architectural practices in designing geometrically complex structures. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Bath researching interactive approaches to structural design and reinventing forms based on their structural performance.
Eftihis Efthimiou, Adjunct Faculty
Eftihis is a biologist and a computational design specialist, with a diploma from the Uni. of Ioannina and a M.Arch GAD from the Volos School of Architecture, Uth, with honours. He is researching complex architectural geometry problem solving through the use of autopoetic design systems. His base is Decode Fab Lab, where he holds the position of Head of Training and Computational Instructor. Apart from that, he is heavily focused on Academia. He is currently a Lecturer at the “Computational Design & Digital Fabrication Msc”, at the Architrecture Dept., Unic and a Scientiffic Collaborator at the Advanced Design Graduate Program, Architecture Dept. Auth, where he teaches computational design & digital fabrication. He is also a Research Associate in A.U.Th. In the past he used to teach at the Architrecture Dept., UIbk, as a Visiting Lecturer and a Senior Scientist, and at the Architrecture Dept., Volos, Uth, as a Teaching Assistant. His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions around Europe, exploring both the technical and expressive aspects of computational design for the articulation of architectural form.
Dr Tonia Sophocleous- Lemonari, Assistant Professor
Tonia entered the domain of structural analysis and design in 1994 as a Civil Engineering graduate from the National Technical University of Athens. She has been a qualified professional (CSTC, CyACE, CCEAA membership) specialized in Structural Engineering for her 5-year long studies. She has been conducting research which initiated by the “Investigation of Various Schemes for Dynamic Structures”. She’s been actively carrying out investigation and in 2005 she obtained a 2nd Master in Management expanding her interests. Her ongoing passion in scientific experimentation brought her in contact with the University in 2005, which gave her a lifelong interest in adapting to new methods of teaching utilizing research methods and technology tools and serving as a master program’s coordinator. Her research career boosted when, during her teaching at the National University, she encountered the specialized academics in her research interest field who inspired her to earn a Ph.D. for her research on “Adaptable Dual Control Systems” in 2012. Her work was published in key refereed international journals and presented in fifteen international conferences across Europe and Asia. Her research has been informing professional practice as a structural analyst and designer since 2000. She’s been applying exploration as an employed organizations’ consultant.
Fanos Katsaris, Adjunct Faculty
Fanos is the director and founder of fkat.studio LLC, an architectural practice based in Cyprus, collaborating with world-renowned practices, such as Heatherwick Studio. Before the birth of his practice, he worked as a Project Architect and Package Leader at Heatherwick Studio in London, as well as a Leader in the studio’s Computational Design Team, GeCode. He is proficient in various digital fabrication tools, BIM, 3D modelling and visualization software including Mixed reality solutions.
Fanos’s experience includes masterplan design, mixed-use tower design (hotels, residential, offices, retail), world-class performance center design, luxury and highend condos, commercial and education projects. Other experience includes teaching 3D software at the Architectural Association, Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths University, as well as exhibitions at world famous cultural centers such as the V&A London, FRAC Centre Orleans and others.
Fanos holds a professional architecture degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and a post-professional Interaction Research degree from the MA Interaction Research Programme from Goldsmiths University, both graduated with distinction. He is a registered architect with the Architects Registration Board UK since 2015, the Technical Chamber of Cyprus since 2014 and is an elected member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Georg Grasser, Senior Lecturer, UIbk
Georg Grasser studied architecture at the University of Innsbruck, Ecole d’Architecture de Paris la Villette, Vienna University of Technology and holds a Postgraduate Degree in architecture, specialization in computer aided architectural design from the ETH Zurich.
He is currently teaching at the New Design Universtiy St.Pölten and researching at the Department for Experimental Architecture / Hochbau at the University of Innsbruck, where he is currently co-running the robotic laboratory. In his research he is focusing on additive manufactured concrete structures and self-organized folding strategies of textile reinforced concrete.
Christina Christoforou, Computational design and digital fabrication specialist, Unic
Christina studied at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, US, for two years and continued her studies at the University of Nicosia, in the Department of Architecture (ARC) from where she received her Professional Diploma in Architecture in 2018. She has been working and teaching as a fabrication specialist at the University of Nicosia since 2017.
Christina has a strong interest in Computational Design and Digital Fabrication and was involved in the design, fabrication, and construction of several Pavilions. In 2017, she participated at the FAB FEST LONDON Competition and awarded the first place in the fabrication category. Her diploma research project focused on fabricating deployable, adaptable Pavilion structures, whereas her thesis project focused on the role of pavilions for Architecture. Christina is a registered Architect at ETEK/Cyprus.