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Atis Savvidis

Atis Savvidis

Athens, GR

 

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About 

RIBA Chartered Architect, a registered EU/TCG & ARB Member, and Architectural Technologist, I laid the foundations of my education after high-school with an Art & Design Diploma, an DHE in Architectural Technology and a BSc in Architectural Studies before doing my MArch completed in July 2012 and registering with TCG as an Architect. I have also successfully completed my RIBA Part 3 in 2014.

In my opinion Architecture can be found in every aspect of our life and that pushes me further to be as passionate, enthusiastic, committed, motivated and hard working as I am.

Both the experience in practice I had so far and my studies give me a sound knowledge of construction and sustainability techniques, enriched critical detailing skills as well as a solid understanding of the building regulations and their implementation on design, to a level that allows me to work through the vast majority of the work stages with a collaborative work ethic.

I also possess excellent organisational skills, I am a keen draughtsman both by traditional hand drawing and CAD form (using various software packages), with strong graphic, desktop-publishing and model-making skills, which have been utilised in practice.

RIBA Registration Number: 20002465
TCG Registration Number: 135624
ARB Registration Number: 083569B

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Delta Commando Battalion - Hellenic Army, Rentína, GR, Sergant - Green Beret

Mandatory Military Service
Conscription in Greece holds for all men between the ages of 16 and 45 with tours of varying duration between 3 and 24 months.

Jan 2017 - current
 

RPBW - BETAPLAN, Athens, GR, Architect

Architect on 4 to 6 stages in Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) (Best International Project - UK Building Awards 2016, Global Best Projects Award - ENR 2016), a LEED-'Platinum' Level project (€617m, £534m) that includes the construction and complete outfitting of:
- The new Greek National Opera (GNO) (42.000m2) including the 1400 seats Main Auditorium,
a Lecture Theatre and a School of Dance
- The National Library of Greece (NLG) (32.000m2)
- The "Stavros Niarchos" Park (approx. 170.000m2)
- A Car Park Building (approx. 1000 cars) and Ancillary Buildings (1.800m2)
I was designated directly by the client (SNF) to work closely with RPBW (Design Architect) and BETAPLAN S.A. (Executive Architect) on design development, consulting, day-to-day construction supervision, hand-over procedures and public-engagement activities.

Nov 2015 - Mar 2017
 

HASSELL, Cardiff, GB, Assistant Architect & IT Support

Distinguished part of the Cardiff Studio team of an international multi-disciplinary practice. My contribution includes: Document Management, Workflow Assessment, Design Development and Technical Input on:
- 2 to 4 stages of the £150m BIM Level 3 ‘pathfinder’ bid for the reprovision of the
‘Royal Hospital for Sick Children’ in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
- 3 to 4 stages of the £90m advanced BIM Level 2 ‘King Hamad University Hospital -
Oncology Centre in Busaiteen, Bahrain

May 2013 - Feb 2014
 

Studio 78 Architects, Mytilene, GR, Part II Architectural Assistant / Technologist

Primary role in a well-established architectural practice specialised on residential and commercial developments of various sizes. Duties carried out with minimum or no supervision were most of the tasks for:
- 2 to 5 stages on a €190k (£165k) restoration and extension of a Grade II Listed Building equivalent in
Mytilene, Lesbos, GR.
- 0 to 5 stages on a €210k (£185k) high-end residential building in Pamfilon, Lesbos, GR

Jul 2012 - Feb 2013
 

Studio 78 Architects, Mytilene, GR, Part II Architectural Assistant / Technologist

Full-time employment in the summer period between year 1 and 2 of Master of Architecture. In-depth
participation in design, technical specification, production information, tender documentation, liaison with local authorities, various organisations and contractors for:
- 2 to 4 stages on a €270k (£235k) complex including residential buildings, an amphitheatre, a parking lot
and landscape design, in Vafeios, Lesbos, GR.

Jul 2011 - Sep 2011
 

Michalis Souvatzidis Studio, Athens, GR, Part I Architectural Assistant / Technologist

Valued member of the team of a multi-published and award-winning architectural practice that specialises on sustainable design of various building sizes and programmes. Own contribution included heavy involvement in:
- 5 to 6 stages on the expansion and modernization of the Archaeological Museum of Thebes (€4m,
3.44m), Viotia, GR
- 0 to 2 stages on a €175k (£150k) refurbishment of a private residence in Preveza,GR
- 0 to 4 stages on 3 new apartment blocks (3-5 floors) €235k (£202k) each in Athens,GR

Jan 2011 - Jun 2011
 

KONKAT ATE, Athens, GR, Ekali Project Site-management Chief-assistant

High responsibility position in a high-value project of this well-known development company:
- 4 to 5 stages and site-management chief-assistant & on-site architectural agent on a €2.87m (£2.47m)
high-end medium-scale residence in Ekali, Athens,GR

Oct 2010 - Jan 2011
 

Studio 78 Architects, Mytilene, GR, Part I Architectural Assistant / Technologist

Full-time employment in the summer period between the degrees of BSc in Architectural Studies
and Master of Architecture, Participation in:
- K to L work stages on two adjacent residential buildings in Eressos, Lesbos, Greece. Personally involved in assisting first occupier and composing as-built drawings, health+safety & maintenance information packages (under supervision).
- A to C work stages on a holiday-house and guest-studio in Eressos, Lesbos, Greece.
Assisting project architect with concept-design and preparation of presentation for the client.

Jul 2010 - Sep 2010
 

Studio 78 Architects, Mytilene, GR, Architectural Technologist

Full-time employment in the summer period between year 2 & 3 of BSc in Architectural Studies,
Participation in:
- A to C work stages on a mirrored pair of residential buildings in Agia Marina, Lesbos, Greece. Personally involved in geodetic surveying of site, feasibility study (under supervision), filing.

Jun 2009 - Sep 2009
 

George Papathomas LTD, Athens, GR, Part-time Assistant, Model-maker

Part-time employment while undertaking HND in Architectural Technology. Assistive role for the team comprising a commercial architectural practice that specialises in large-scale housing
schemes, religion-related buildings and small size community centres. Own contribution included:
- Production of presentational drawings for a range of applications from client meetings to competition entries.
- Construction of architectural models of various scales and materials.

Jul 2005 - Sep 2008
 

Education 

University of Bath, Bath, GB, PG Certificate in Professional Studies - RIBA Part 3

RIBA Part III Certification

Sep 2013 - Nov 2014
 

Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, Cardiff, GB, MArch, Master of Architecture

Oct 2010 - Jul 2012
 

Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff, GB, Bachelors, BSc in Architectural Studies

2nd Year Direct Entry

Sep 2008 - Jul 2010
 

University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, Cardiff, GB, HND in Architectural Technology

Sep 2006 - Jun 2008
 

2nd Highschool Palaio Faliro, Athens, GR, High School, Technical Major

Sep 2003 - Aug 2006
 

Plakas School of Art, Athens, GR, Art & Design Diploma

Aug 2005 - Jul 2006
 

Awards 

Areas of Specialization 

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