IaaC Lecture Series_Apr 30 < Maria Voyatzaki

‘(Re)thinking architectural education for a non-standard architecture’
Maria Voyatzaki
Associate Professor of Architectural Design and Building TechnologyMaria Voyatzaki is associate professor of architectural design and building technology at the School of Architecture of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) since 2001. Her PhD at the University of Bath, School of Architecture (1996) supervised by Dr. Chris Williams and Prof Ted Happold investigated the design process of non-standard architecture entitled “An Insight into the Design Process of Unconventional Structures”. Her research and respective published work focuses on the integration of an idea and its materiality aiming at enhancing the quality of architecture through this integration.
She has taught for over 11 years in the United Kingdom and for a semester in Denmark (Aarhus School of Architecture). Between 1989-1991she worked in the research team of Bath University, UK on projects between the University of Bath led by Ted Happold, Buro Happold and Frei Otto. She works as a free lance architect in Greece. She has organised and participated in a great number of international student workshops and international conferences for architecture educators. She is the Coordinator of the European Network of Construction Teachers since 2001. She is also the coordinator of a number of European funded programmes on architectural education, with the most recent one being the two-year funded LifeLong Learning Multilateral Project, continuum: from the school lab to the factory workshop that investigates new pedagogic protocols for teaching students on a file-to-factory logic.
She has been a Council Member of the European Association for Architectural Education (2000-2007). She has lectured abroad and has sat at design juries around the world. She is a chartered architect and member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
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