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 7th book, Biomorphic Structures will be released by LK publishers, London in January 2017. 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 Germany, 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.


Urun Kilic (MA studio tutor / Thesis tutor)
Ürün is a RIBA qualified design architect, who completed her RIBA Part 1. 2. 3. in North West. She is a very passionate designer and educator in all aspects of design and her enthusiasm makes working with her both enjoyable and exciting. Urun’s wide and comprehensive knowledge of Japanese architecture, design, culture and language allows her to bring this to her teaching. She has taught the design studio at the Manchester School of Architecture, worked with RIBA NW, and been an active member of Manchester Society of Architects for which she organised previous Architecture Festivals.  Urun has experience in practice, job running and management. She is currently studying for her PhD in “Architecture & Post-Disaster Design” at the University of Liverpool. One of her personal interest | hobby is architectural jewellery design. Having travelled extensively Urun describes architecture as “communication of perfectionism, simplicity, geometry, abstract, light, shadows, materiality, form and structure.”

Mike Knight (MA studio tutor / Thesis tutor, ARCH708 / ARCH709 / ARCH712 / ARCH727 tutor)

Mike is an architect, educator, and researcher. He is a senior fellow at the Higher Education Academy, visiting lecturer at the Graz University of Technology and director of studies in the MSc Architecture (London Campus) and MA in Architecture tutor. He was awarded the Walsh-Weston Prize (Journal of Lighting Research Technology) in 2002 and the Faculty Learning and Teaching Award (School of the Arts) in 2013.


Christina Malathouni (History and Theory tutor, ARCH712)

Dr Christina Malathouni is a qualified architect (ARB) and an architectural historian. She holds a 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 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).