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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsArchitect - Interior Designer - Visualiser

About me

Born in Canada in 1987, raised in Cyprus since 1992, living and working in London since 2012. I hold an MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship from Goldsmiths University of London with a pathway in Design, a First Class Honours BSc in Architecture and a First Class Honours Diploma in Architectural Engineering (for which he received the “Lambros and Thaleia David” Award for Best Annual Diploma Project in Architectural Engineering). I have worked extensively in award winning practices in London & Cyprus, collaborated on national and international design competitions, led the Production/Editing Team for the Digital Media used for the participation of Cyprus in the 2010 Architecture Biennale in Venice, as well as a consulting architect for furniture retail companies and developers which also provide turn-key interior design services.

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Skills

  • Architecture
  • Architecture Interiors
  • Interior Design
  • 3D Modelling
  • BIM
  • Architectural Visualisation
  • 3D Animation
  • Photography
  • Generative Design
  • Iterative Development

Work history

Currently

Architect

Echo Architecture

Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Over the course my employment Echo Architecture, I have worked on Stages C and D of a 72-storey Mixed-use Skyscraper in Riyadh, KSA, a 250,000 sq.m. Retail Development in Milan, Italy, in both occasions focused on the design and development of the superstructure, along with VT, MEP and Structural coorindation with the project consultants. In addition to my responsibilities on these projects, I was responsible for developing the fit-out design for our new offices, to suit the expansion of the company up to 120 strong staff.

2015

Architect

Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Jun 2014 - Aug 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Between 2014-2015, I was employed at Wilkinson Eyre Architects in London, where I worked on prestigious projects such as the Crown Sydney Resort and the Dyson Headquarter Expansion. My work on the Crown Resort was focused on 24 Levels of the Hotel and VIP Gaming sections of the building, coordinating with consultants on structure, services, hydraulics, wind and landscaping, preparing drawings and tender packages, 3D modeling and visualization. On Dyson, I produced drawings, visuals and reports for the refurbishment of Dyson D3+D4, to accompany the planning submission and RIBA Stage 2 report. In addition, I produced a number of construction issue drawings for Stages 3 and 4 for the ancillary Sports Facility adjacent to the Dyson HQ building, as well as the Cafe and R&D Facility.

2013

Architect

Rooms/Stefos Evripidou

Jun 2011 - Jun 2013
  • Limassol, Cyprus
  • Full Time
  • In parallel to my MA studies in Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, University of London, I was employed by ROOMS (a furniture retail store with a design department that facilitates the custom design of kitchens, bookcases and wardrobes) on a third party basis to initially coordinate, and subsequently to Project Manage a renovation of an existing property in London. The project was a complete refurbishment down to structural walls, changing everything from flooring, wardrobes, lighting, furniture, sanitary ware, kitchen, to the transformation of the garage to a cinema room.

Education

2013

MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship: Design Pathway

Goldsmiths, University of London

Sep 2012 - Sep 2013
  • London, United Kingdom

2012

Dip. Eng. in Architectural Engineering

University of Cyprus

Sep 2011 - May 2012
  • Nicosia, Cyprus

2011

BSc in Architecture

University of Cyprus

Sep 2007 - May 2011
  • Nicosia, Cyprus

Awards

2014

Speaker with 'Welcome to the Desert of the 'Real' - A spatial analysis of real/virtual interfaces through cinema'

BISR Conference: Inside/Outside/In-Between, Birkbeck, University of London

2013

Exhibitor/Speaker

CMA | EDU : THE 2013 EXHIBITION. CELEBRATING DESIGN TALENT IN MEDITERRANEAN SCHOOLS OF ARCHITECTURE, Chania, Greece

2012

Best Annual Diploma Project in Architectural Engineering for ”Hex Mod”

“LAMBROS AND THALEIA DAVID” AWARD, Nicosia, Cyprus

2008

First Prize Poem Submission for Cyprus Participation in “INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF PLANET EARTH” CONFERENCE

Unesco

2007

FULL SCHOLARSHIP, Highest Scoring Candidate in Entrance Exams For BSc Architecture, University of Cyprus

Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation

2005

Merit in Poetry Contest

ANNUAL PANELLENIAN POETRY CONTEST FOR THE 1943 HOLOCAUST IN KALAVRYTA, Greece

2005

8th place Nationally, 3rd Amongst High-School Students

NATIONAL PROGRAMMING OLYMPIAD