Born in Athens (1990), Angelos Siampakoulis studied Architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece (Diploma of Architect Engineer with honors, 2016) and exchanged at Tampere University of Technology (2012) in Finland. During his studies, his project for the design of the Visitors’ Center at the workspace of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center received the 3rd Prize (National Competition - 2013) with Renzo Piano as the judge of the shortlisted projects, and the 7th place at the ‘Top 10 projects for the years 2011-2013’ category of the DOMES International Awards (2014) with a judge panel composed by Michael Lykoudis, Richard Meier and Juhani Pallasmaa. In the past, he has collaborated with the office of Miralles Tagliabue EMBT in Barcelona (2012), 40.22. Architects in Thessaloniki (2014) and BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group in Copenhagen (2015) working on a wide range of projects and scales including the European Competition Rethink Athens, the New High Speed Train Station in Susa, San Giacomo Church in Ferrara, the New Maritime Museum of China in Tianjin (at Miralles Tagliabue EMBT), the New Urban Plan for the city of Skive, Hualien Residentials’ Showroom in Taiwan and the new Noma Restaurant in Copenhagen (at BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group). He is a Master of Science in Architecture Studies (SMArchS in Architecture & Urbanism) candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT, a Fulbright Foundation Scholar and Fellow of the Harry D. Triantafillu Scholarship Fund. His academic interests are concentrated on bottom-up design processes, the urban development of the Developing World and the regeneration of decayed urban areas & industrial zones. At MIT his research will be focused on strategic urban and real estate development of dense city zones undergoing crises (social, financial and/or environmental), through the study of programmatic evolution and design typology experimentation.
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
SMArchS / Architecture and Urbanism