Asterios Agkathidis (MA Programme Director, ARCH711/ARCH713 /ARCH729/ARCH730/ARCH721-23 coordinator)
Asterios studied architecture in Thessaloniki and the RWTH Aachen, holding a 6-year Diploma in Architecture and Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He completed his 2-year postgraduate studies in Advanced Architectural Design at the Städelschule Architecture Class in Frankfurt (2001) tutored by Peter Cook, Enric Miralles, Ben van Berkel, CJ Lim and Johan Bettum. He became a partner in the architectural practice b&k+ in Cologne until 2004, then worked for VMX Architects, Amsterdam until 2005. After being part of OMA- Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam that same year, Asterios returns to Frankfurt where he founds the architecture and research laboratory a3lab Frankfurt-Thessaloniki. His built work has been published, awarded and exhibited internationally. His 8th book, Sustainable Retrofits will be released by Routledge, London in June 2018. Teaching and lecturing experiences include the AdBK Nuremberg, the TU Darmstadt (for 5 years, as a research associate), the University of Thessaloniki, the Islamic University Malaysia, the Columbia University, and the Städelschule Architecture Class. He was Visiting Assistant Professor at the Lebanese American University in Beirut and Senior Lecturer at the Raffles Design Institute Shanghai. Today, being a registered architect in Greece and the UK, he holds a lectureship for digital architecture at the University of Liverpool, where he is currently leading the MA in Architecture and tutoring in design studios and thesis.
Dr Christina Malathouni is a qualified architect (ARB) and an architectural historian. She holds an MSc and a PhD from The Bartlett, UCL. Personal distinctions include the nomination of her PhD Thesis for the RIBA President’s Awards for Research (for Outstanding PhD Thesis) 2011 and a Scott Opler Emerging Scholar Fellowship (Society of Architectural Historians, USA, 2014). Dr Malathouni also has extensive experience in twentieth-century architectural heritage. She is a full member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (UK) and an associate member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites International Scientific Committee on 20th-Century Heritage (ICOMOS-ISC20C).