Student
Angelos Siampakoulis

Angelos Siampakoulis (Athens, 1990) is an Architect (Diploma of Architect Engineer with honors, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and a Master of Science in Architecture Studies candidate (SMArchS in Architecture & Urbanism) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Fulbright Foundation Scholar, a Fellow of the Harry D. Triantafillu Scholarship Fund, the Cyprus Children’s Fund, the Gerondelis Foundation and an Onassis Foundation Scholar. In 2012 he was an exchange student at Tampere University of Technology 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). 

Areas of Interest
Graphic Representation, History and Theory of Planning, History of Gardens, Landscape, Landscape Photography, Orientalism, Theory of Architecture, Theory of Urbanism

Education

2016 - Present
SMArchS in Architecture & Urbanism, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2008 - 2016
Diploma of Architect Engineer, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
2012 - 2012
Eramsus Exchange Student, Tampere University of Technology

Professional Experience

2016 -
BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
2012 -
Miralles Tagliabue EMBT

Awards

2016 - 2018
Fulbright Foundation Scholarship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2016 - 2017
Harry D. Triantafillu Scholarship Fund, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2016 - 2018
A. S. Onassis Scholarship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2016 - 2018
Cyprus Children's Fund, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2017 - 2018
Gerondelis Foundation Scholarship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology