VArchS | Architecture & Design Services

Vasileios P. Papadiamantopoulos
33b Karavangeli St, Kastoria, 52 100, Greece
Tel./FAX: +30 2467024171 | Cell.: +30 6974620005
E-mail: | Web: www.varchs.com

PROFILE

Vasilis Papadiamantopoulos is an EU Professional Licensed Architect Engineer since 2005, experienced in design and construction of contemporary and modern architectural projects. He holds a Diploma in Architecture from School of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, a Masters in Architecture Degree from School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Architecture from School of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, where he elaborated his research on “Biologically Inspired Design and Parametric Software".

His professional practice includes a variety of projects such as housing, retail, educational, academic, health, recreation and urban design. He is tutoring architectural technology and design studios in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and also has supervised Diploma Thesis projects. His main contribution in these classes is in the areas of parametric design, digital fabrication, systems’ ontological analysis, biological inspired spatial light structures, as well as construction analytical design and detailing in contemporary building technology. His Academic work has been presented in conferences, exhibited and published.

His education and professional experience merge qualities from Engineering and Architecture, as well as analogue and digital means of design and construction. So far he constantly educates himself about codes and software, becomes familiarised with contemporary emerging architectural concepts and construction details, researches on various contexts’ details, and forms collaborative networks with architects and other expertise professionals in order to effectively deliver each different project.

EDUCATION

  • PhD in Architecture
    December, 2007 - July, 2015

    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Dissertation’s title: “Biologically inspired design and parametric tools”.
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr Nikos Tsinikas.

  • Masters in Architecture
    August, 2005 - May, 2006

    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia , U.S.A.

  • Diploma of Architect Engineer
    September, 1999 - April, 2005

    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:

  • Architect, VArchS | Architecture & Design, Kastoria, Greece
    September, 2007 - present

    Personal Architectural Design Firm which offers a wide spectrum architectural services in the areas of custom details, housing, retail, educational, academic, health, recreation and urban design projects, as well as documentation, construction management, and marketing. Projects for client’s assignments and competition are developed by selectively assembling collaboration networks.

  • Consultant, Emporiki Real Estate, Kastoria, Greece
    September, 2007 - June, 2011

    Carried out real estate price evaluation and consulting on mortgages for Emporiki Bank loans.

  • Junior Architect, Charitos Architects, Thessaloniki, Greece
    October, 2006 - August, 2007

    Contributed in the following projects:
    Mad Mac's Apple Authorised Reseller shops, furnishing and facade design.
    Eye wear retail store, furnishing and facade design.
    Single family house, furnishing details
    Apartment renovation, furnishing details and construction site visits.

  • Professional European License of Architect Engineer, Thessaloniki, Greece
    June, 2005

    Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, License Number 104444

  • Junior Architect, Hatzimichalis Architects, Thessaloniki, Greece
    February, 2005 - July, 2005

    Contributed in the following projects:
    Cafe "Dell Arte" at Royal Theater of Thessaloniki terrace, design and project management.
    Single family house, design and final drawings preparation for building permit.

  • Intern, Hatzimichalis Architects, Thessaloniki, Greece
    October, 2001 - December, 2004 (part time)

    Contributed in the following projects:
    Surveying and detailed drawing of Northern Greece National Theater venues' stages.
    Spectators effective viewing design studies for Municipality of Litochoro Theater.
    Urban design of Megala Livadia main square, river waterfront, fountain and rest area
    Housing complex with three single family houses, drawings preparation for building permit.

DESIGN AWARD:

  • “Chatzi - Chalar Gully Urban Design Competition”, 2009
    Municipality of Larissa, Thessaly, Greece

    4th Place: Papadiamantopoulos, V.; Sakkas, A.

ACADEMIC TUTORING EXPERIENCE:

  • Adjunct Lecturer,
    School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

    Classes Tutored:
    Building Technology: Design & Analysis (Fall 2007 - 2011)
    Nature and Spatial Structures (Fall 2007 - 2011)
    Introduction to Building Technology (Spring 2008 - 2011)
    Building Technology: Construction Site (Spring 2008 - 2011)
    Diploma Studio: Architectural Design & Digital Technologies (Spring 2008 - 2011)
    Architecture in Extreme Conditions (Spring 2008)
    Architecture of Sound, Noise and Music (Spring 2008)

    Diploma - Design Thesis supervision (2010-2011)
    Co-Supervised with Professor Dr Tsinikas, Nikos
    Title: “Cellular Fine Arts”
    Students: Diamanti, Vassia; Dalamanga, Ceilia

    Diploma - Design Thesis supervision (2010-2011)
    Co-Supervised with Professor Dr Tsinikas, Nikos
    Title: “Serres’ Urban Farming & Market Complex”
    Student: Chatzigabriel, Styliani

    Diploma - Design Thesis supervision (2009-2010)
    Co-Supervised with Professor Dr Tsinikas, Nikos
    Title: “Automotive Museum and School of Design Complex”
    Student: Margetis, Spiros

    Diploma - Research Thesis supervision (2009-2010)
    Co-Supervised with Professor Dr Tsinikas, Nikos
    Title: “algo/morphosis: algorithms in design process”
    Students: Efstathiou Thalia; Letympiotis Constantinos

  • Workshop Organizer and Tutor,
    URBAN_PERFORMANCE: student workshop in experimental design
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    (May 19-24, 2010)
      Co-tutored design and fabrication of experimental complex spatial models by up-cycling waste materials.

  • Workshop Organizer and Tutor,
    File to Factory Continuum. Architectural Design & Manufacturing: from the school lab to the fabrication workshop

    European Research Program on pedagogy and teaching of File to Factory Continuum, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

    Grands Ateliers Workshop, Villefontaine, France (October 22-26, 2008)
      Delivered tutorial classes on parametric design, co-tutored 1:1 scale spatial models digital fabrication workshop and co-organised students’ travel logistics.

    Valles School of Architecture Workshop, Barcelona, Spain (May 11-16, 2009)
      Co-tutored 1:1 scale tensile spatial structures workshop and co-organised students’ travel logistics.

RESEARCH:

  • Publications
    “Agile design : towards spatial products with lifelong programatic efficiency” (co-authored with Diamanti, V & Dalamanga, V.) In: Tellios, A. (ed.) Agile Design: Advanced Architectural Cultures. Thessaloniki: CND Publications, 2014

    “Feature - Assembly (Urban Performance)” (co-authored with Dr. Vergopoulos, S.; Gourdoukis, D.; Kontaksakis, D.; Papadimitriou, S.) In: DESIGN NET, COLOR UNIVERSAL DESIGN & DESIGN STORY - VOL 154. Seoul: 2010

    “Analog Work, Methods & Digital Workflow in Architectural Design” (co-authored with Dr. Vergopoulos, S.; Gourdoukis, D.; Kontaksakis, D.; Papadimitriou, S.) In: ARCHITECTURAL MODEL LEAD TO DESIGN. Seoul: DAMDI Architecture Publishing 2010

    “Architecture in Extreme Conditions, advanced design studio work” (co-authored with Dr. Vavili, F.; Dr. Ougrinis, C.; Dova, E.). Thessaloniki: 2009

    “BarCode Lobby - container of an osmosis process” In: Dubbeldam, W. & Galofaro, L. (ed.) Post-Professional @ PennDesign, Dynamic Systems - The New Attractor for Rome. Philadelphia: 2005

  • Published Papers in Proceedings
    “Artificial Life as a Design Partner: Co-Evolution of Science and Design towards Ecosophy” In: Bogdanovic, R (ed.) 2nd International Conference Facing the Future, On Architecture. Belgrade: STRAND Publications, 2014

    “f2f-continuum: A Negotiation Strategy during the Process of Materialising the Virtual” (co-authored with Dr. Voyatzaki, M.) In: File to Factory Continuum, The Design and Fabrication of innovative forms in a Continuum. Thessaloniki: 2010

  • Presentations in International Conferences
    Facing The Future, On Architecture. Second International Conference and Exhibition”, STRAND Sustainable Urban Society Association. Belgrade, Serbia. (December 1-3, 2014)
    Paper’s title: “Artificial Life as a Design Partner: Co-Evolution of Science and Design towards Ecosophy”

    “New Trends in Health Facilities”, UIA Public Health Group. Buenos Aires, Argentina. (November 4-5, 2009)
    Paper’s title: “Observations on Teaching Architecture in Extreme Conditions” (with Professor Dr Vavili, F.; Dr Ougrinis, C.; Dova, E.)

    “File to Factory Continuum conference, The Design and Fabrication of Innovative Forms in a Continuum”, School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Chania, Crete Greece. (August 3-4, 2009)
    Paper’s title: “f2f-Continuum: a negotiation strategy during the process of materialising the virtual” (with Associate Professor Dr Voyatzaki, M.)

  • Exhibitions
    URBAN_PERFORMANCE. Nothing is Useless exhibition.
    work exhibited:
    “URBAN_PERFORMANCE student workshop outcome” Center of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece. (June 8-13, 2010)

    File to Factory Continuum exhibition.
    “Architectural Design & Manufacturing: from the school lab to the fabrication workshop”
    Shanghai EXPO, Rhones-Alpes pavilion, Shanghai, China. (June 4-13, 2010)
    Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece. (May 17-26, 2010)
    Center for Mediterranean Architecture, Chania, Crete, Greece. (August 3-4, 2009)

    New Trends in Health Facilities. UIA Public Health Group.
    work exhibited:
    “Architecture in Extreme Conditions_advanced design studio work”
    Buenos Aires, Argentina. (November 4-5, 2009)

SKILLS

  • Computer
    O/S: MS Windows, Mac OS, Linux
    CAD/BIM: Autocad, DraftSight, Revit, ArchiCAD, VectorWorks
    3D modelling & Animation: Maya, Rhino, SketchUp, Form-Z
    Parametric Modelling: Generative Components
    Graphics: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
    Office: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Keynote, Pages, Numbers

    Linguistic
    English: fluent
    Greek: mother tongue

    Personal Interests
    Biology: Genetics, Ecology, Ecosophy, Patterns
    Computer Programming: Python, MEL, HTML
    Mountaineering: Climbing & Touring Ski
    Cycling
    Film Photography