Thessaloniki, Tuesday 20Nov, 8pm, 2012
(London time 6pm)
Born in 1973 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Studied architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-La-Villette. Received an M.Arch in Emerging Technology from PennDesign, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. From 1999 to 2004 practiced architecture in New York, notably for Bernard Tschumi Architects and the New Acropolis Museum in Athens. Since 2004 is a lecturer, visiting critic and adjunct teaching faculty at many academic institutions in Greece, namely at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the University of Thessaly, the Democritus University of Thrace and the Hellenic Open University, teaching courses on sustainable design, architectural technology and design studios. Since 2006 is a visiting tutor, invited studio juror and teaching assistant at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Maintains an interest through professional practice, teaching and research on advanced technologies, digital fabrication, materials, sustainability, environment-sensitive structures, city ecology and urban design. Collaborates with brother Elias Sopeoglou at METALSO, a sheet metal manufacturing facility, designing and fabricating with cutting-edge CAD/CAM technologies. Currently a researcher at the Bartlett School in London, undertaking a PhD in digital fabrication and environmental design.