Student
Anna Vasileiou

Anna Vasileiou is an Architect (Diploma of Architect Engineer I Honors, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and a SMArchS graduate (2020) interested in design and fabrication workflows redefining human-machine interaction.  During her undergraduate studies, her Thesis Design project received the “Mediterranean Mimar Sinan Prize 2016” Distinction as a proposal claiming the environmental and social data of Ioannina’s island while envisioning the city’s future development and was published in numerous e-platforms including Architectural Review and KooZA/rch. Through her professional experience she worked on projects of various scales within the European context which received numerous awards, including the 1st Honorable Mention for “Souda’s Ferry Terminal” National Competition in Crete (2017, under SOUTH Architects), a Commendation at the MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards in Cannes (2017) along with a Purchase for the International Competition entry “Kunstsilo in Kristiansand” (2016) in Norway (under SPARCH Architects), as well as a Finalist Mention and an Honorable Mention at the “Best projects 2012-2016” category of DOMES International Awards 2017  for “Green Academy Bologna” (under SPARCH Architects) with a jury composed by Sou Fujimoto, Jorge Silvetti and Max Duddler. At MIT, she worked as a Teaching and Research Assistant and participated as a critic to undergraduate and MArch reviews. In the summer of 2019, she participated in the research regarding the Venice Biennale by Hashim Sarkis.

All works have been published in Archisearch.gr, DOMES International Review of Architecture (Issue 139. p.66-67, 2017) and (Annual edition 2014, p.181-182, 2014), gr.ad review (Issue 2, p.98-107, 2017), and KTIRIO.GR.

Areas of Interest
Digital Fabrication, Graphic Representation, Housing, Theory of Architecture, Theory of Urbanism, Visualization

Education

2018 - 2020
Master of Science in Architectural Design (SMArchS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2009 - 2015
Diploma of Architect Engineer (BSc & MSc), Faculty of Engineering I Department of Architecture I Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Academic Experience

2020 - 2020
Teaching Assistant for "4.154 Power Structures" by Florian Idenburg, Chris Weaver, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2019 - 2019
Research Assistant for Mariana Ibanez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2019 - 2019
Teaching Assistant for "4.152 Architecture Design Core Studio II" by Mariana Ibanez, William O'Brien Jr., Rosalyne Shieh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2018 - 2018
Teaching Assistant for "4.022 Introduction to Design Techniques and Technologies" by Axel Kilian, Zain Karsan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professional Experience

2018 - 2018
Freelance Graphic Designer, A.It.U.N.'s Local Organizing Committee I School of Pharmacy I University of Bologna
2017 - 2017
Architect, Visualizer, SOUTH Architects, Athens, Greece
2017 - 2017
Freelance Graphic Designer, Genesis e.V. Verein der Griechischen Ärzte in Nordrhein-Westfalen
2016 - 2016
Architect, Intern, SPARCH – SAKELLARIDOU PAPANIKOLAOU Architects, Athens, Greece
2016 - Present
Licensed Architect, Technical Chamber of Greece
2014 - 2015
Assistant Architect, Intern, Arimi Architecture Studio, Thessaloniki, Greece
2012 - 2012
Assistant Architect, Intern, George Zoidis Architects, Thessaloniki, Greece

Awards

2018 - 2020
Scholarship for academic excellence for master's studies, Eleftheria Mparka Foundation, Greece
2018 - 2020
Full Tuition Scholarship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2017 - 2017
1st Honorable Mention for "Souda's Ferry Terminal" (under SOUTH Architects), Greek Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport, Greece
2017 - 2017
Honorable Mention for "Green Academy Bologna" I "Best Project 2012-2016" category (under SPARCH Architects), DOMES Awards 2017, Athens, Greece
2017 - 2017
Commendation for "Kunstsilo in Kristiansand" (under SPARCH Architects), MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards, Architectural Review, Cannes, France
2016 - 2016
Finalist Mention for "Green Academy Bologna" (under SPARCH Architects), Young Architects Competitions (YAC), Italy
2016 - 2016
"Mediterranean Mimar Sinan Prize 2016" Distinction for “Interacting narrations on the boundary on the island of Ioannina" | Thesis Design project, Mimar Sinan Fine Art University (MMSP), Istanbul, Turkey
2016 - 2016
Purchase for "Kunstsilo in Kristiansand" (under SPARCH Architects), Kristiansand, Norway
2011 - 2012
Scholarship for academic excellence, Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY), Greece

Exhibitions

2019 - 2019
"Helmetic" I Team Project, "Creative Exhibition of Boston Creative Mixer" Architectural Exhibition, MIT China SA+P/ Harvard China GSD
2018 - 2018
"Plastic Entanglements" I Individual Project, "Earth on Display" by Rania Ghosn, Harvard Natural History Museum
2018 - 2018
"INTERLACE" I AA Athens Visiting School 2017, eCAADe 2018 (36th Annual Conference), Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering, Lodz, Poland
2017 - 2017
"Interacting narrations on the boundary on the island of Ioannina" | Thesis Design project, "Horizons" Architectural Exhibition, Municipality of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
2016 - 2016
"Interacting narrations on the boundary on the island of Ioannina" | Thesis Design project, Mimar Sinan Fine Art University (MMSP), Istanbul, Turkey
2016 - 2016
Honorary keynote speaker at the Architectural Lecture "[Σ]το τέλος της μικρής μας πόλης..." (Thesis Design project presented), Municipality of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
2016 - 2016
"Kunstsilo in Kristiansand", Kilden Performing Arts Center, Kristiansand, Norway