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George Kontaroudis

George Kontaroudis

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

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About 

I am a UK educated Architect from Greece. I graduated from the Bartlett, UCL in 2004 and ever since have been working in Greece.


Before arriving in New York, I ran a small architecture firm in Athens, Greece, where I worked on a variety of projects, one urban design scheme, a few private residences and housing complexes, an office building and several interior design projects. Prior to that, I worked for bigger firms in Greece, including Kyriakides and Associates and Synergon Construction, on projects such as apartment buildings, office buildings and a hotel.


While running my own firm, I was involved in every aspect of the design process as well as managing the business side of the office.  I was responsible for finding the client, negotiating the deal and creating the design proposal.  I oversaw the creation of the working and detailed drawings, managed the office team ranging from two to five people, and supervised the construction sites.  
Here in New York, I hope to work with a firm that encourages me to be creative and take initiative. I am a good team player, and can also lead a group effectively.


I am skilled in Autodesk AutoCAD, 3D Studio, Vray renderer, and Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, In-Design, Dreamweaver, Premiere.  I am always curious about new software and tend to learn new programs easily.  I paint and take photographs, both of which help stimulate my creativity and overlap with my design skills. I am fluent in Greek (native) and English; moderate in Spanish and a beginner in Arabic.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Stav Efrat Studio, Brooklyn, NY, US, Senior Designer

Senior architectural designer, project manager in retail and residential projects:
Steve Madden stores in New York, NY | Baton Rouge, LA | Austin, TX | Frisco, TX | Atlanta, GA | National Harbor, MD | San Diego, CA | Manchester, UK | Moscow, Russia | Mumbai, India | Bangalore, India.
Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel flagship store | Plattsburgh, NY
Post-Sandy renovation for a private residence | Atlantic Beach, NY
Renovation proposal for Upper East Side carriage house | New York, NY

Dec 2012 - current
 

D46 Architects & Investment Consultants, Athens, GR, Architect - Founder

Founder and principal architect. Office workforce of up to five employees working on series of housing and commercial buildings, such as:
Design and construction of prototype retail store for OPAP, the Greek lottery. The design was used as a company profile. Further on the adaptation of this design was executed on 1,200 stores around Greece.
Preliminary design ideas and preparation of the guidelines used for the architectural competition of OPAP Slot Machine retail stores
Housing complex | 45,200 sq. ft | Kifissia, Greece
Competition proposal for sustainable housing complex | 33,400 sq. ft. | Kifissia, Greece
Competition proposal for the refurbishment and adaptation to bioclimatic standards of a multi-storey building | 312,000 sq. ft. | Piraeus, Greece
Competition proposal for the overall regeneration of the old port of Heraklion, Greece
Office and retail building | 40,100 sq. ft. | Nafplio, Greece
Competition proposal for prefabricated sustainable housing, Italy
Sustainable office building | 7,000 sq. ft. | Kifissia, Greece
Mixed use building consisting of an apartment, offices, restaurant and a gallery | 11,300 sq. ft.| Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece
Bungalows development | 4,300 sq. ft. | Palaia Fokaia, Greece
Competition proposal for the regeneration of two public squares | Kavala, Greece
Housing complex with 2 retail stores | 10,550 sq. ft. | Porto Rafti, Greece

Mar 2007 - Oct 2012
 

DOXIADIS ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL, Amman, JO, Architect - Urban designer

Urban planner for the “Eastern Corridor Area Development Plan” in Jordan, for the future development of the eastern part of the Capital city of Amman as a subcontractor of Doxiadis Associates with D46 Architects. Performed field analysis and was locally stationed for production of both preliminary and detailed design plans. Environmental assessment of current conditions as well as future proposed development. Plot design and regulations for all the residential neighborhoods and community facilities.

Mar 2009 - Nov 2009
 

COMMERCIAL BANK OF GREECE, Athens, GR, Property Valuator

Building valuator as an external associate of the Commercial Bank of Greece (Emporiki Bank).

Mar 2006 - Jul 2009
 

SYNERGON CONSTRUCTIONS, Athens, GR, Architect

Worked as an architect and was involved in various architectural projects, including the following:
Holiday housing development; Urban design for housing scheme and common facilities, architectural studies and environmental assessment of overall design.| Land area 160,000 sq. ft. , build up area 110,000 sq. ft. | North Evia, Greece
Several apartment block and single house developments mainly in Athens, Greece

Mar 2006 - Jul 2007
 

KYRIAKIDIS AND ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS, Athens, GR, Architectural trainee

Worked as an intern for the summer of 2000 and as a junior Architect from 07/2001 to 08/2002; was actively involved in various architectural projects, including the following:
Semiramis Hotel | Kifissia, Athens, Greece | In charge of preparation of architectural drawings, coordinator between the team of civil engineers, mechanical engineers interior designers (Karim Rashid, NY) and lighting designers (Focus Lighting, NY)
Main Press Centre for the 2004 Athens Olympics | Presentation drawings
Office building | Preveza, West Greece | Complete architectural studies
J&P Development Headquarters building located | Athens, Greece | Architectural detailing
Toll Station | Pelasgia, Central Greece | Complete architectural studies
Public square regeneration with Underground Garage | Athens, Greece | Architectural detailing

Jun 2001 - Sep 2002
 

STELIOS AGIOSTRANTITIS AND PARTNERS, Athens, GR, Architectural trainee

Worked as a trainee, mainly on housing projects

Jun 1999 - Aug 1999
 

Education 

University College London (UCL), London, GB, BArch, Postgraduate Diploma

Sep 2002 - Jun 2004
 

University of Lincoln, UK, Hull, GB, BA(Hons)

Sep 1998 - Jun 2001
 

Awards 

Dromeas office furniture, Greece, Honorable Mention

4th International office and house furniture industrial design competition.

2009
 

Eric Lyons Memorial Fund, UK, 2nd Place

Sustainable development and innovative building construction student competition

2001
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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