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Mr Asterios Agkathidis DipArch MA ARB

Lecturer Architecture


Personal Statement

Asterios studied architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the RWTH Aachen, completing his postgraduate MA studies in Advanced Architectural Design at the Staedelschule Architecture Class (Frankfurt). Being a registered architect in Greece since 2000, he became a partner at b&k+ (Cologne), then worked for VMX architects (Amsterdam). After working for OMA that same year, he later founded the architecture and research laboratory a3lab Frankfurt-Thessaloniki and has been planning and realising projects around the world since then. His work has been published, awarded and exhibited widely. His research, teaching and lecturing experiences include the AdbK Nuremberg, TU Darmstadt, AU Thessaloniki, University of Thessaly, Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Columbia University and the Staedelschule Architecture Class. He was Visiting Assistant Professor at the Lebanese American University and Senior Lecturer at Raffles Design Institute Shanghai. Today he is a Lecturer for Digital Design, Programme Director for the MA in Architecture, PGT Lead in Architecture at the University of Liverpool, HEA Fellow and a registered Architect in the UK (ARB). His 8th book 'Sustainable Retrofits' was published by Routledge in June 2018.

Personal Distinctions

  • FabFest.London Exhibition, Most Impressive Pavilion (Hawthorn Prize) (Prize, University of Westminter 2018)
  • Guest Talk (Invitation to Speak, Docomomo UK 2018)
  • Guest Talk at Towerblock Closing Event (Invitation to Speak, University of Edinbirgh 2018)
  • ‘Living with Apadtive Architecture’ Exhibition (Performance of Composition, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham 2018)
  • Review Jury, MSc final reviews (IAAC, Barcelona 2017)
  • FabFest.London Exhibition (Performance of Composition, University of Westminster 2017)
  • Review Jury, MArch (Oxford Brookes University 2016)
  • Review Jury, MArch (Welsh School of Architecture 2016)
  • Journal Review board (Pollack Periodica 2016)
  • Journal Review Board (IJAC 2016)
  • Journal Review Board (3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing 2016)
  • Journal Review Board (Frontiers of Architectural Research 2016)
  • Guest Talk (Invitation to Speak, University of Kassel 2016)
  • Guest Talk (Invitation to Speak, Staedelshule, Frankfurt uppon main 2016)
  • Conference Review Board (SimAUD 2016)
  • Gold Medal for Dark Matter Garden, Chelsea Flower Show (Royal Horticultural Society 2015)
  • Sustainable Retrofits: Post-War Residential Towers in Britain (Invitation to Speak, RIBA 2015)
  • Digital Design and Sustainability (Invitation to Speak, University of Birmingham 2015)
  • 'Porto Pool Promenade Ideas Competition' jury member (ctrl-space 2014)
  • Conference Review Board (eCAADe 2014)
  • 'Himmelstürment' exhibition participation (German Museum of Architecture 2014)
  • RIBA Research Trust Award (RIBA London 2013)
  • Talk (Invitation to Speak, University of South Australia 2012)
  • Exhibition (Performance of Composition, Benaki Museum Athens 2012)
  • Exhibition (Performance of Composition, Dong Qui Gallery Shanghai 2012)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Hellenic Institute of Architecture 2012)
  • Visiting Lecturer (Invitation to Perform, International Islamic University Malaysia 2011)
  • Talk (Invitation to Speak, American University of Sarjah 2011)
  • Solar Prize 2011 (Prize, EUROSOLAR, European Association for Renewable Energy 2011)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Malaysian Board of Architects 2011)
  • Talk (Invitation to Speak, Pecka Kutcha Beirut 2011)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor (Invitation to Perform, Lebanese American University 2010)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, University of the Arts, Berlin 2010)
  • Honorable Mention (Hellenic Architecture Association 2010)
  • Exhibition (Performance of Composition, RIBA London 2010)
  • Exhibition (Performance of Composition, Design House Darmstadt 2009)
  • Exhibition (Performance of Composition, SANA 2009)
  • Talk (Invitation to Speak, Pecka Kutcha Darmstadt 2009)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences 2009)
  • Talk (Invitation to Speak, EPF Lausanne 2009)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, DAM, German Architecture Museum 2008)
  • Honorable Mention (Greek Architects 2008)
  • 4th Prize (Hamm City Council 2007)
  • 3d Prize (Domes magazine 2007)
  • Exhibition (Invitation to Perform, Museum of Modern Art Thessaloniki 2007)
  • Exhibition (Performance of Composition, Hellenic Institute of Architecture 2007)
  • Talk (Invitation to Speak, German Designer Club 2006)
  • 2nd Prize (Proteas AE & Domes Magazine 2006)
  • Exhibition (Performance of Composition, Archilab 2003)
  • Exhibition (Performance of Composition, Hellenic Institute of Architecture 2003)
  • 3d Prize (City of Wuppertal 2003)
  • 1st Prize (Holmbladsgade City Council 2003)
  • 1st Prize (DLR 2002)
  • 3d Prize (Dresden City Council 2002)
  • 1st Prize (Thessaloniki City Council 2000)

Administrative Roles

  • 2016-now Programme Director, MA in Architecture
  • 2016-now Technical Service Support Committee
  • 2016-now Admissions, Recruitment and Weidening Participation Committee
  • 2016-now Academic Quality and Standards Committee
  • 2013-2016 Technology 3.1 Coordinator

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