Fani Papanicolaou

Fani Papanicolaou

Brooklyn, NY, US



Having been born, raised, and educated in New York, I spent the past 20 years as an architect in Athens, Greece with much experience in interior design /architecture and general design management (contract documentation, building department docs, follow ups, on-site inspections, etc.). Currently I've relocated back to NY.  As a partner in a design firm for over 10 years, our works  ranged from residential, corporate, institutional and mixed-use. I am a graduate of Pratt Institute (B.Arch), and completed a masters program at Columbia University (M.Arch and Urban Design).



PATH_Architecture, Athens, GR, Senior Principal_Partner /Founder

Project Architect of Multiuse/Commercial, Residential/Office Buildings, Design Synthesis, Interior and Furniture design, Contract Docs, Job Follow Up

Jan 2003 - current

Fani Papanicolaou, Athens, GR, Project Architect-Self Employed

Wine Distribution Center of ARKAS Ltd. (Domaine Spiropoulos), Nea Ionia, Athens.200 m²: Renovation of a 3 storey space; office, storage, and distribution. Design / Construction. Proposal for their new winery in Nemea, Arcadia.

Mar 2001 - Oct 2002

AETER-H.Bougadellis Architects, Athens, GR, Architect ?Designer

Façade designer for Notos Galleries Dept.stores, Athens; Facade proposal for New Hellenic Post Sorting Center of Attica, Krioneri, Greece; Landscape design proposals for Lagonissi Grand Resort Hotel 240,000 m²; Team designer for Alfa-Alfa Holdings Athens, engaged in façade design and landscape; Project Architect for Akrotiri Archeological Site, Santorini, Greece: canopy restructuring, walkways, furniture; Olympic Airway S.A. Hangar, Spata, Greece. Engaged in large scale projects, façade designer, and interior designer/layouts. Responsible for new materials and office library.

Sep 1998 - Mar 2001

Fani Papanicolaou, Athens, GR, Self Employed Project Architect

Residence, 2 storey luxury apartment unit, 220 m², P. Faliro, Greece.
Design / Construction Documents / Site Management.

Jan 1996 - Jul 1997

Raphael Moneo ( in association with Moneo/Brock), New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Engaged in Residence of Spanish Ambassador in Washington, D.C.; participated in various residential projects, focused on interior renovation/design

Jan 1996 - Jul 1996

Apostolakos / Pavlides Architects, Athens, GR, Architect / Designer

Design team for new 4 storey GLAXO Pharmaceuticals Headquarter, 4000 m², Athens, Greece; Residential Projects, Interior Design / Contract Documents/ Furniture Design

Sep 1995 - May 1996

Barry Silberstang, New York, NY, US, Intern

Drafting / Design / Interior Design / Renderings/Presentations

Sep 1989 - May 1990

Madeline Speer Associates, Inc., New York, NY, US, Intern

Drafting / Interior Design / Contract Documents/Rendering

Jan 1989 - Jun 1989


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Masters of Science in Architectural and Urban Design

Jun 1990 - Jun 1991

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US and Rome , BArch, Architecture

During my studies I also completed a semester with Pratt in Rome.

Sep 1984 - Jan 1989

Ecole D'Arts Americaine, Fountainbleau, France, Architecture

This was a summer intensive course in architecture at the castle of Fountainbleau with additional art courses with lessons in mosaics, water coloring and such.I received the Prix de Synthèse after completion.

Jun 1986 - Aug 1986



I received a grant from a public service in Athens,Greece that aided women's employment allowing me to have the funds and establish my firm with my partner.


Honors, Honorable Mention

I graduated Pratt Institute with Honors.


Prix de Synthèse, 2nd Place

I was second in line for a one year scholarship to remain in France and study at the Ecole de Beaux Arts.


Areas of Specialization 


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