Marios Christodoulides, Architect Director
Marios Christodoulides studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where his research investigated the design process in studios and the development of computational design tools. He earned his BArch from California State University, SLO where he was the recipient of the AIA student gold medal award. His collaborative research work has been published in journals such as Architectural Design and was exhibited at the museum of modern art in Tokyo among others. After the completion of his graduate studies he was employed in Boston, first as a junior designer and subsequently as Project Architect. He has worked on projects ranging from housing, urban redevelopment, and university campus projects. Group work has been published in journals such as Architectural Record, Business week, and International Design, and also exhibited at MIT and the Rhode Island School of Design. In 2003 he returned to Cyprus where he set up an independent practice. He was an adjunct faculty at the University of Cyprus from 2005 to 2009. His Architecture studios have focused on ephemeral urban interventions. His work was exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2006 and was an associate curator with Peter Cook for the Cyprus Pavilion in 2008. Build and theoretical work has been awarded in competitions and published in the local media as well as abroad.
Christos Christodoulou, Architect Director
Christos Christodoulou was born in Nicosia in 1973. He studied Architecture in Manchester Metropolitan University. He received the BA(Hons.) in Architecture in 1995 and the B.Αrch. in 1997. At university, the main field of his research and study was urbanism, contextualism and insertions of new buildings in the existing urban fabric. From 1997 until 2000 was working as intern architect at Tyler&co Architects in Manchester, UK. He was involved with projects in the UK, Scotland, Russia, Germany, Estonia, Greece and Lithuania. In 2000 he relocated in Cyprus and worked in local architectural practices until 2002. He has also worked as intern architect for the Municipality of Nicosia and the Nicosia Masterplan in 2003-2004. Since 2003 is a founding partner and director at Simpraxis Architects mainly working on residential, commercial and public projects. He has been a recipient of several awards in International Architectural Competitions and his work has been published in books and magazines. He is a member of RIBA, ARB, ETEK (Technical Chamber of Cyprus) and served in the CAA (Cyprus Architects Association)
Giorgos Papiotis, Architect
George Papiotis completed his studies at the University of Cyprus in 2014 with the Diploma of Architect Engineer. During his studies, he was mainly interested in Technological aspects of Architecture, which drove him to develop a passion for detailed design and exceptional skills in computational design methods and tools. He completed his practical training at the architecture office of Prof. Yiorgos Hadjichristou in Nicosia and since 2016 is a member of the Technical Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK). At March 2017 he joined the SIMPRAXIS Architects Office as an architect. Since then has gained experience in the design and development of a variety of projects.
Michael Kikas, Architect
Michael Kikas graduated from the University of Cyprus in 2014 with the Diploma of Architect Engineer. He continued his education at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department also at the University of Cyprus and graduated with a Bachelors at 2018. During his studies he worked in architectural offices in Nicosia, Cyprus and in Athens, Greece. Since July 2018 he is part of the Simpraxis Architects office.
Maria Karidou, Administration
Maria has studied at C.D.A. College of Nicosia, Cyprus. During her studies she gained knowledge in interior design and preparation of planning and building permits. She graduated in 1999. After that she worked for eight years in the fields of interior design, building construction details and automation systems. Maria joined the office in 2007 with responsibilities from design to organization.