Curriculum Vitae

 

Education
1996 Ph.D. in Architecture, University of Michigan. U.S.A.
Major : History and Theory of Architecture.
Minor : Psychology of Perception in Art and Architecture.
Dissertation : «Light into Architecture: The Evocative Use of Natural Light as Related to Liturgy in Byzantine Churches».
1992 Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan, H.Π.A.
Intermediate Certificate of the successful completion of the:
1) methodology and philosophy courses as well as those of the major and minor areas.
2) Qualifying Exams.
3) Research Practicum : «The Function of Light in the Expressive Symbolism of the First Unitarian Church in Rochester New York».
1985 Master’s in Architecture, California Polytechnic State University, H.Π.A.
Master’s Thesis : «Physiology and Perception of Man: Two Factors Affecting the Design of a Space Colony».
1981 Bachelor’s in Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Thesis : Sound Protection of Industrial Building.
Conference Papers and Publications
2015 Light and Art”, Invited Speaker in the event of the Department of Science of Materials (Photonic materials, Structures and Applications Team) and the Department of Physics (Lasers, Non Linear and Quantum Optics Team) of the University of Patras, Greece with the theme “Light and Life” within the framework of the International Year of Light, 8/12.
A Parametric Model of Byzantine Church Domes”. Διεθνές Συνέδριο Balkan Light 2015, Αθήνα 16-19/9.
Stage Lighting and Performance Space-The Need for Proper Combination”. International Conference Balkan Light 2015, Athens 16-19/9.
2012 «The Geometry of Light as a Generative Factor of Form and Space«. Symposium on Geometry: From Science to Application, Conference Center of ΤΕΙ, Egaleo, Piraeus, 1-2/6.
2011 A Synopsis of Some of the Architectural Lighting Methods Employed in Byzantine Churches”. Round Table on Aesthetics, International Byzantine Studies Congress, August 26, Invited Speaker, Sophia, Bulgaria.
2009 «Byzantine Conceptions of Space and Certain Architectural Treatments«, Association for the Study of Medieval Architecture “Aimos”,  Invited Speaker Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece, 12/6.
«The Role of Philosophy in Architectural Education. Conference Theme: The significance of Philosophy in Architectural Education«, University of Patras, Department of Architecture, Patra, Greece, 9-11/10.
2008 «From Poetics to Topology: Paths to Design Inspiration«, Designtrain Congress IΙ, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 5-7/6.
2007 «Geometry, Light, and Cosmology in the Church of Hagia Sophia«, International Journal of Architectural Computing, Special Edition on Cultural Heritage.
«The Value of Topological Concepts to the Basic Understanding of Form and Space«, Designtrain Congress I, 10-12/05 Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Rudolf Arnheim, «Young Spirit 103 years old«, periodical Index, v. 12 /05, p. 10.
2006 «Worlds that are Shifting, Ideas that Persist: Johannes Itten’s Teaching System of Composition«, 1st  International Conference, The Centre for the Study of Architecture in the Arab Region (CSAAR) Rabat, Morocco, 14-16 /11.
«A Parametric Exploration of the Lighting Method of the Hagia Sophia Dome«, 7th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Intelligent Cultural Heritage. Theme: e-Documentation and Standardisation in Cultural Heritage, Nicosia, Cyprus, 30/10- 4/11.
«Concepts of Space in Philosophy and Physics and their Traces on Architectural Theory«,  3rd Mediterranean Congress of Aesthetics, Theme: Imagination, Sensuality, Art, Portoroz, Slovenia, 20-23/11.
«Interactive Parametric Design and the Role of Light in Byzantine Churches«, Ecaade International Conference, Theme: Communicating Spaces, Volos, Greece, 6-9/9.
«Byzantine Church Apse Geometry and the Lighting of the Altar«, 26th Symposium of Byzantine and Post Byzantine Archaeology and Art, Christian Archaeological Society, Byzantine Museum, Athens, Greece, 12-14/5.
2005 «Certain Principles of the Modern and the Teaching of Architectural History«, 3rd Meeting of Greek DOCOMOMO, Theme: Modernism and Architectural Education, Department of Architecture, Democritus University of Thrace, 27-28/5.
2004 «The Doric Aesthetic«,  16th International Congress of Aesthetics, Theme: Changes in Aesthetics, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 18-23/7.
«The Mathematics of the Ideal Dome«,  Dresden International Symposium of Architecture, Theme: Aesthetics and Architectural Composition, Dresden, Germany, 16-19/6.
«The illumination of the pendentives of Hagia Sophia and the Fragmentum Mathematicum Bobiense«, 3rd Symposium of Byzantine and Post Byzantine Archaeology and Art Christian Archaeological Society, Byzantine Museum, Athens, Greece, 7-9/5.
2003 «On the Orientation of Certain Byzantine Churches of Thessaloniki«, 23nd Symposium of Byzantine and Post Byzantine Archaeology and Art, Christian Archaeological Society, Byzantine Museum, Athens, Greece 12-15/5.
«An Internet Tool for the Study of the History of Architecture«, Διεθνές Συνέδριο Ecaade 21 Σεπτεμβρίου, Gratz, Austria.
«The Perception of Depth: An Archetypal Process for the Genesis of Spatial Memories«, 2nd Mediterranean Congress of Aesthetics, Tunis, Tunesia, 5-10/5.
2000 «The So-called ‘Reverse’ Perspective and Observations on Certain Byzantine Churches«, 20th Symposium of Byzantine and Post Byzantine Archaeology and Art, Christian Archaeological Society, Ministry of Culture, Athens, Greece, 12-14/5.
1999 «Catoptrics’ and the Architecture of Light, An Introduction«, Article in the periodical “Ktirio – Scientific Edition”.
1998 «The Initial Dome of Hagia Sophia of Constantinople and Anthemius’s Treatise ‘On Paradoxical Machines’ «, 18th Symposium of Byzantine and Post Byzantine Archaeology and Art Christian Archaeological Society, Ministry of Culture, Athens, Greece, 8-10/5.
1997 «Light Divine and the Hellenic Science of Awe Inspiring Architecture«,  Invited Lecture at The Speros Basil Vryonis Center for the Study of Hellenism, Sacramento, California, 17 /9.
«Designing for Spirituality: The Byzantine Approach«, Article in the periodical IF of the American Institute of Architects of Orange County, California, 15/5. 
1995 «Exploring the Proportions of Middle Byzantine Churches: A Parametric Approach«,  International conference CAAD Futures 95 Singapore, 15/7.
«Transition in the Use of Natural Light from the Greek Temple to the Byzantine Church: Apt Evolution or Conscious Revolution?«, 3rd Meeting of the International Society for the Classical Tradition, Invited Lecture, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, 8-12 /5.
«The Evocative Use of Natural Light in Byzantine Religious Architecture«. 26th Conference of the Environment Design Research Association Boston, Massachusetts, 2-5 /5.
1994 «Anthemius’ Design of an Elliptical Mirror and the Dome of Hagia Sophia«. 20th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 15/10.
«Architecture and Philosophy: A Presentation of Designs Deriving Directly from Philosophical Principles in the Classical and Late Antiquity Periods«, 1994 Fall Lecture Series, Invited Lecture, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, 10/10.
«Urban Experience and the Manipulation of Perspective. 13th conference of the International Association for People Environment Studies«, Theme: Urban Experience University of Manchester, United Kingdom. 15/7.
«Preliminary Report on the Evocative Use of Natural Light in Byzantine Churches, Based on Observations of the ‘Katholika’ of Mount Athos«, 28th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies Theme: Mount Athos and Byzantine Monasticism University of Birmingham, United Kingdom 15/3.
1992 «The Role of Light in the Expressive Symbolism of Louis Kahn’s First Unitarian Church«, 12th conference of the International Association for People- Environment Studies. Theme: «Socio-Environmental Metamorphoses.»
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Marmara, Chalkidiki, Greece 15/7.
1991 «The Evocative Use of Natural Light in Hagia Sophia of Istanbul: A Gestalt Approach«,  Article at the Periodical «Dimensions», University of Michigan.
Books
2016 The Handling of Light: Its Effect on Form and Space in the Greek Temple and the Byzantine Church”, chapter in the book Papadopoulos, C & Moyes, H. The Oxford Handbook of Light in Archaeology, Oxford, Oxford University Press.
2015 «Perception, Form and Light«, Antiyle, Rafina.
«The Form of Light«, in Urban Lightscapes, Beforelight.
2014 «History of Architecture of the 20th century«, Antiyle, Rafina.
Light is Rare”, in the book «You Say Light I Think Shadow», S. Praun & A. Stratimirovich, eds. Art and Theory Publishing Stockholm, Sweden.
2013 «Art and Light: Painting, Sculpture, Theater, Architecture«, Antiyle, Rafina.
2012 «The Deep Character of Form«, chapter in O. Mine & N. Steino eds., Synthesis of Form, Aalborg University, Denmark.
2003 «Art and Mysticism«, Archetypo, Thessaloniki
2000 «Light in the Byzantine Church«, University Studio Press, Thessaloniki.
Book Translations (into Greek)
2016 Joseph Albers, The Interaction of Color, Antiyle, Rafina.
2011 Johannes Itten, Design and Form, Antiyle, Rafina, Greece.
2007 Rudolf Arnheim, Oπτική Σκέψη, University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη.
2003 Rudolf Arnheim, The Dynamics of Architectural Form, University Studio Press.
Rudolf Arnheim, Entropy and Art, University Studio Press.
1999 Rudolf Arnheim, Art and Visual Perception, Themelio Editions.
Architectural Registrations
1998 Public Works Design Certificate G.E.M. Categories 06 and 07 order C (highest).
1995 Architect, Michigan U.S.A. N. 041255.
1981 Architect, Athens. AM TEE 35049.
Academic Positions
2013-today Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, School of Drama, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – History of Styles, Perceptual Psychology, CADD .

Professor, Department of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Undergraduate courses.

Professor, Department of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Post-graduate courses.

Professor, Department of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Interdisciplinary graduate program.

Director of Lighting Design, Graduate Program, Hellenic Open University.

 2008 -2013  Associate Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, School of Drama, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – History of Styles, Perceptual Psychology, CADD.

Associate Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, School of Drama, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Graduate Program.

Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Interdisciplinary graduate program.

Director of Lighting Design, Graduate Program, Hellenic Open University.

 2000 – 2008  Assistant Professor, Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Architecture, – History and Design of Architecture.

Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Interdisciplinary graduate program.

1998- 2000 Assistant Professor, Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Architecture, – History and Design of Architecture.

Visiting Professor, Icarus Academy, Department of Engineering – Construction Methods.

 1994 – 1995 Assistant Professor, North Dakota State University, History, Theory and Design.
 1991 – 1992 Teaching Assistant, University of Michigan, – History and Theory of Architecture.
 1990 – 1991 Teaching Assistant, University of Michigan, – Design Theory.
1989 – 1990 Research Assistant, University of Michigan, – Lighting Lab.
 1984 – 1985 Teaching Assistant, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California – CADD.
Academic Awards and Scholarships
1993 Rackham School of Graduate Studies Dissertation/Thesis Grant – Hewlett International Dissertation Grant.
1992 Nathan Levine Architectural Research Fellowship.
V. Lentz Scholarship.
Rackham School of Graduate Studies Grant.
1991 University of Michigan Martin Luther King Jr. Award.
1990 The American Institute of Architects /AIAF Scholarship for Advanced Study or Research.
The Orthodox Archdiocese of New York Award.
1985 Van Dyke Award.
California Polytechnic State University Scholastic Scholarship.
1984 The American Institute of Architects Scholastic Award.
Architectural Awards
1998 Third Prize in Architectural Competition
City Plan and Architectural Rehabilitation of Irakleion, Crete, Greece.
1991 First Prize from the European Union
City Plan and the design of the Municipal Park of Kalamata of 1988,Greece.
1989 First Prize in Architectural Competition
Design of the Administrative Center of Neon Irakleion, Athens,Greece.
1985 First Prize in Architectural Competition
Passive Solar Elementary School in Chania, Crete, Greece.
1985 First Prize in Architectural Competition
Passive Solar Elementary School in Rethimno, Crete, Greece.
Languages
Greek, English, Italian.
Member of Professional and Academic Associations
American Institute of Architects – A.I.A
Aesthetic Association of Greece.
International Society for Geometry and Graphics – I.S.G.G.
International Society for the Classical Tradition – I.S.C.T.
Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies – S.P.B.S.
Documentation &Conservation of Buildings, Sites &Neighborhoods of the Modern Movement DO.CO.MO.MO.
American Collegiate Schools of Architecture – A.C.S.A.
Environment-Design Research Association – E.D.R.A.
Christian Archaeological Society – X.A.E.
Technical Chamber of Greece – T.E.E.
Architectural Association of Greece – S.A.D.A.S.
Architectural Work
1999-2011 Villa at Halandri, Attica, Greece.
Villa at Nea Penteli, Attica, Greece.
Triple House at Illioupolis, Attica, Greece.
Villa at Kifissia, Attica, Greece.
Villa at Chania, Crete, Greece.
Villa at N.Irakleio, Attica, Greece.
Villa at Rafina, Attica, Greece.
House at Kalavryta, Achaia, Greece.
1998-99 Architectural Competition for the City Hall at Agrinio, Greece.
Architectural Competition for the Administrative Park at Alexandroupolis, Greece.
Monument for the National Resistance at Goudi, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece.
Ministry of Culture Treasury of Archaeological Resources & Expropriations Monument Restoration Program of Greece “Castle Circumnavigation”:

  • Parga Castle Rerstoration, Parga, Greece.
  • Shop of T.A.R.E. at Patras, Greece.
Cooperation with KEPAME Architects and Planners, Greece:

  • Competition for the Urban Reconstruction and Architectural Reformation at Irakleion, Crete, Greece. Third Prize.
  • Athens Avenue Design Proposal for A.S.D.A.
  • Urban Park Design Proposal around Erkina River at Levadeia, Greece.
1997 Cooperation with Wimberly, Allison, Tong and Goo, Architects and Planners, California, U.S.A. :

  • Grand Mansion Hotel, MGM at Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
  • The Sands Hotel and Casino at Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
  • Punta Mita Hotel and Marina in Mexico.
1995-96 Cooperation with The Hill Partnership Inc., Architecture Planning, Interior Design, California, U.S.A.:

  • Child development center of University of California at Riverside, U.S.A.
  • Hyatt Hotel at Newport Beach, California, U.S.A.
  • Hilton Hotel in Tobago Island, West Indies.
  • Experimental structures building of Orange Coast College at Costa Mesa, California, U.S.A.
  • Elementary school at San Fernando, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
  • Pathology Laboratory of University of California at Los Angeles, U.S.A.
1993-94 Cooperation with Facilities Planning and Design – University of Michigan, U.S.A.:

  • Golf Club for University Staff.
  • Undergraduate Student Housing.
  • Interior Design for Preserved Building as an Art Museum.
1990 Interior Design of KOLOSSOS Printing Company, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.
1988-9 Cooperation with KEPAME Architects and Planners, Athens, Greece :

  • Architectural Competition of Adinistrative Center and Subway Station at N. Irakleion, Attica First Prize.
Cooperation with PLEIAS Ltd., Architects, Athens, Greece :

  • Municipal Park at Alimos, Attica, Greece.
  • Interior and Furniture Design for Trofeclect Inc. at Kifissia, Attica, Greece.
  • Preliminary design phase of University of Crete at Chania, Crete, Greece.
Three Story Condominium at Nea Michaniona, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Villa at Rafina, Attica, Greece.

1986-88 Cooperation with S. Iyama & Associates, Oakland, California, U.S.A. :

  • Oakland Airport, California, U.S.A.
  • Bus Maintenance Facility at Richmond, California, U.S.A.
  • Bus Maintenance Facility at Vallejo, California, U.S.A.
  • Mitsubishi Bank at Encino, California, U.S.A.
  • Mitsubishi Bank at Pasadena, California, U.S.A.
  • Great Western Bank at Sacramento, California, U.S.A.
  • Trans Pacific Center at Oakland, California, U.S.A.
  • Master Plan of Pacific Gas & Electric Company at San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
  • Elementary School Glen Park at San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
1985 Cooperation with I. Kalligeris, Architect, Chania, Crete, Greece :

  • Two Architectural Competitions for two passive solar elementary schools at Chania and at Rethimno, Crete, Greece. Two First Prizes.
Villa at Pismo Beach, California, U.S.A.
1981-83 Cooperation with KEPAME Architects and Planners, Athens, Greece :

  • Municipal Park Railway Organization of Greece, Kalamata, Greece.
  • Cultural Center, Theva, Greece.
  • Municipal Refreshment Room at Pouros, Theva,Greece.
  • United Nations Square, Theva, Greece.
  • Renovation of National Bank of Greece at Zografou, Athens, Greece.
  • Design of open areas at north side of Kastelli, Theva, Greece.

Five story condominium at Nea Smirni, Athens, Greece.

Vacation House at Nea Michaniona, Thessaloniki, Greece.