My name is Christos Constantinou. I am a purveyor of knowledge, a researcher of the imaginative, a creator of aesthetics and, coincidently, an architect/designer. Recently, I was awarded a Masters degree in Advanced Architectural Design from the GSAPP at Columbia University. Architecture as a design profession has always been a passion that resonates within me, with a desire that extends beyond any ordinary career path. My ambitions within the field exist at the conjunction of computational aesthetics and sustainable design. I am inspired by progressive architecture that challenges contemporary design problems through the collaboration of high performance design solutions and advanced computational technology to create an intelligent built environment.
Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Digital/Fabrication Teaching Assistant
As a teaching assistant for the digital labs during my graduate studies, I established protocols for the digital fabrication lab and maintained use of equipment. I also conducted software workshops in design programs for students & faculty.
Vincon Enterprises, LLC, New York, NY, US, Junior Project Manager
A summer internship for 5 consecutive summers during my academic years. I oversaw construction activities for high-end residential interiors in NYC and managed coordination among trades, project consultants and clients.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, Undergraduate Research Assistant
As a research assistant, I had the opportunity to explore minimal surface design using an evolutionary process where parametric designs were evaluated for structural performance in real time through finite element analysis. It was a interdisciplinary project, where I collaborated with students from the Civil Engineering department.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, Teaching Assistant
As a teaching assistant for the structures course, I was responsible for keeping track of students' work and performance as well as hold sessions for additional tutorials.
Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Advanced Architectural Design
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, BArch, Architecture
Lucille Smyer Lowenfish Memorial Prize for the Best Final Semester Design Problem 2013, Award
This award is given to the graduating students who submit the best final semester design problem in each studio section
The Peck Prize is awarded every year for the best solution to a Thesis Project in Architecture Design
AIA Westchester/Hudson Valley 2010 Scholarship Grant, Grant