Christos Athanasopoulos

Christos Athanasopoulos

New York, NY, US

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Senior professional offering over 25 years of experience in delivering distinct large-scale projects for diverse industries. Proven skills in leading teams, providing creative strategies to match client’s views and priorities, balancing needs with business vision. My most recent role in NYC has been to oversee the design of new buildings in areas of enclosure detailing & adjustment to commercial real estate scenarios.


FXCollaborative, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

FXCollaborative (top 50 US firms 2010-18) is best known for its work in sustainable design and contextual architecture. My role there was to lead the exterior effort on a large office building project by employing a wide variety of exterior systems and expressions and to help develop documentation for ongoing projects; organized the enclosure package from DD onward of a class A office tower at Hudson Yards

 55 Story Office Tower in Hudson Yards NYC 2,000,000 SF $25 B 2020 DDCDCA
 26 Story mixed-use hybrid Tower 57th St NYC 230,000 SF $350 M 2019 DDCD
 58 Story Residential Tower 29th St NYC 931 Unit $594 M 2019 CD

Jun 2018 - Apr 2020

Nobutaka Ashihara Architect PC, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Nobutaka Ashihara’s firm specializes in the planning and design of high-rise hospitality projects. I managed or assisted several of their projects in Manhattan, serving commercial Real Estate Development clients; contributed from design to CA phases, leading consultants and construction teams

 27 Story Boutique Hotel in West Midtown NYC 134,000 SF 299 Key 2017 DDCD
 27 Story Hotel in South Midtown NYC 68,000 SF 176 Key 2017 CDCA

May 2016 - May 2018

Goldstein Hill & West Architects, LLP (GHWA), New York, Senior Architect

Hill West Architects (top 5 NYC firms 2013-15) is an industry-leading firm renowned for creating prominent structures in New York. Managed the design in assigned projects, in conjunction with a CA role for others; accomplished results through subordinate design leads and other experienced architecture staff; provided supervision to coordinate the project with the owner, design professionals, and consultants

 26 Story Rentals Tower in Brooklyn 250,000 SF 420 Units 2016 SD
 67 Story Rentals Tower in Long Island City 968,000 SF 821 Units 2016 SD
 78 story Condominiums Tower in Long Island City 1,130,000 SF 743 Units 2016 SD
 60 Story Rentals Tower in Long Island City 500,000 SF 477 Units 2017 CA
 13 Story Rentals Tower in Williamsburg 100,000 SF 82 Units 2016 CA
 25 Story Condominiums Conversion in NYC 400,000 SF 125 Units 2016 CA

Jun 2015 - May 2016

Path ARCHITECTURE, Athens, GR, Founding Partner

Award-winning architecture firm focusing in commercial as well as luxury residential and hospitality design, completed a broad range of work, for diverse market sectors, within a short time span of activity. Directed numerous ground-up constructions, and renovations

 Retail Chain Department Store in Crete (conversion) 11,000 SF $1.0M 2009 Compl.
 Landmark Department Store (renovation) in Athens 160,000 SF $22.5M 2008 SD
 City Hotel in Sparta (renovation) 45,000 SF $2.2M 2008 DD
 Advertising Group Headquarters in Athens (conversion) 33,000 SF $3.1M 2009 U/C
 Residential Development in Athens 12,000 SF $4.5M 2010 SD
 Family House in Athens 6,000 SF $1.0M 2013 Compl.
 Vacation Stone House in Euboea Island 3,000 SF $0.7M 2013 Compl.
 Family House in Brooklyn (renovation) 4,700 SF $0.5M 2014 DD
 Restaurant in Staten Island (renovation) 10,000 SF $2.0M 2015 DD

May 2005 - Dec 2014

AETER Architects, Athens, GR, Associate Director

AETER is one of the leading firms in Athens, engaged to a number of the most prominent projects in Greece, during the last two decades, including Olympic Venues, Concert Halls, Malls, and Five Star Hotels and Resorts.The firm is now managed by LEEAD Consulting. The group is made up of Greece's finest engineering, construction contract and project management companies with long-standing experience and high quality expertise in the fields of Project Design, Project & Construction Management and Contract Consulting.

Project management and design team leadership for a diversity of medium to large scale projects.
Senior role included liaising with clients, accelerating scheduling, overseeing budgets and determining cost effective solutions; promoted through a series of increasingly responsible positions, managing the design, permitting, and quality, overseeing construction documentation, performing site visits
> managed multiple phases of major projects; led or supervised a team of five to twelve architects and designers, including recruiting and benchmarking evaluations
> accomplished resource objectives by selecting and scheduling project teams; planning and reviewing job contributions/compensation actions; enforcing procedures;
> achieved operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to plans and reviews; setting strategic goals; preparing and completing action plans; implementing quality standards; resolving problems, completing audits and determining improvements; e.g. resolved challenge to save unexpected archaeological findings by leading the revision of a complex Olympic Venue master plan under critical time constraints
> excelled in consistent financial objectives meet by forecasting requirements; preparing budgets; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions
> drove strong revenue increase by designing in-house scheduling software (2001), as well as contributing to office budget covering capital investments and operational expenses; supporting vendor and contract management, negotiation of contract terms and conditions
> supplementary to the various daily duties, integrally involved to the design/implementation management of CAD infrastructure, organization of technical archive and office library

Key Projects
 Athens Olympics Equestrian Center (Grandstand DD, CA) 75,000 SF $181.0M 2004 Compl.
 Retail Outlet in the Athens Int’l Airport (DD, CA) 130,000 SF $10.2M 2006 Compl.
 Athens Concert Hall (extension DD team) 1,345,000 SF $44.7M 1997 Compl.
 Athens Hilton Hotel, (renovation DD team) 500,000 SF $58.7M 2003 Compl.
 Rion-Antirion Bridge Administration Building (SD) 22,000 SF $10.3M 2004 Compl.
 Archaeological Museum of Rethymnon (conversion DD) 27,000 SF $12.1M 2002 DD
 Archaeological Museum of Messara (DD) 23,000 SF $15.0M 2003 DD
 Unification of Archaeological Sites of Athens (SD, DD, CA) ----- SF $11.8M 1997 Compl.
 424 Military General Hospital (Façades SD, DD, CA) 1,000,000 SF $244.0M 2006 Compl.
 Rehabilitation Center in Attica (Façades SD, DD, CA) 240,000 SF $52.8M 2005 Compl.
 Construction Group Headquarters in Athens (SD, DD, CA) 110,000 SF $20.0M 2001 Compl.
 Ministry Of Development in Athens (DD team) 570,000 SF $42.0M 2001 DD
 Aviation Company Headquarters in Attica (DD team) 136,000 SF $10.5M 1999 DD
 Hellenic Post Sorting Center in Attica (DD team) 265,000 SF $20.3M 1999 DD
 Olympic Airlines Repair Hangar (DD team) 810,000 SF $105.0M 2000 Compl.

Oct 1994 - May 2005

Kizi Studio, Athens, GR, Architect, Designer I

Kizis Architects is an Athens based historic preservation studio, directed by Dr Yannis Kizis - professor at the National Technical University of Athens.

Project architect role in landmark buildings restorations throughout Greece, from programming to CDs
> participated during internship in the National Technical University of Athens Rectorate Building restoration research program, engaged to information modelling (BIM), simulation and imaging
> focused on specific design issues, regarding integration of contemporary architecture into historical context, and restoration of monuments

Sep 1990 - Sep 1994


Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloníki, Greece, MArch, School of Architecture

AUTh is the largest state-accredited university in Greece. The undergraduate degree programs for architecture / engineering have a min. duration of 5 years. The students receive a Diploma in Architecture / Engineering.

"Athens 1834-1837, Analytic Description and Conditional Tours"
Architectural variations of a virtual tour in the reborn city, based on conceptual models and analytic drawings of the city's initial planning proposal and its two crucial revisions during the aforementioned period. The thesis was concurrent with the architectural competition held for the redesign of the unrealized part of the original planning.

Sep 1984 - Sep 1990

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