Ioanna Georgitsopoulou

Ioanna Georgitsopoulou

Los Angeles, CA, US




FOREarchitects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Job Captain | Architect

Responsible for a range of small scale projects (family-houses shops, interior design, multi-housing).Taking part in all phases of the design process from concept to final drawings and construction supervision.

Jan 2015 - current

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Media Technician

Set up, operate, maintain and troubleshoot equipment used to facilitate and enhance live events (microphones, professional video cameras, projectors, computers, lighting and sound mixing equipment). Edit, encode, manage media.

Sep 2014 - current

Freelance, Patrasse and Athens, GR , Licenced Architect & Designer

Sep 2013 - Aug 2014

Freelance, Athens, GR, Visualiser and Tutor

Visualiser in residential projects, shop designs, undergraduate and thesis’ projects. I am responsible for 3D visualisations using mainly 3Ds Max & V-Ray.

Tutor of design programs (Autocad Architecture/3D Studio Max/ Adobe Photoshop).

Sep 2012 - Jun 2014

OnOffice - enviromental architecture, Athens, GR, Architectural Assistant

Competition projects. Was responsible for: architectural drawings, details, planning applications, 3D visualization, presentations.

May 2012 - Sep 2012

Mixalopoulos Thanos’ office, Patrasse, GR, Architectural Assistant

Residential projects, interiors, shop designs, office designs and exhibitions. Was responsible for: architectural drawings, furniture design, 3D visualizations, liaising with clients, site inspections, presentations.

Sep 2008 - May 2011


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, MDesR | Emerging Systems, Technologies & media (ESTm)

SCI-Arc's post-professional program Emerging Systems, Technologies & Media, leading to the award of a Master of Design Research degree, is a rigorous, experimental degree program focused on data-based and physical investigations into the rapidly evolving fields of digital design, innovative fabrication methodologies and new building systems. The program is positioned as a leading center for advanced research into emerging materials, robotics and sustainable engineering. ESTm is focused on the status of architectural design within the context of rapidly evolving digital design, fabrication, and material technologies. It cultivates live prototyping, original scholarship, and design investigations, operating as an innovation center and design research laboratory, while at the same time working in partnership with a wide range of industry and institutional leaders

Sep 2014 - current

University of Patras, Patrasse, GR, Masters, MSc in Architecture Engineering

Sep 2010 - Jul 2013

University of Patras, Patrasse, GR, Bachelors, BSc in Architecture

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010


“Creation of Museum for Argo”, Volos, Greece, Honorable Mention

Professional European Architectural Competition of Drafts


Acadia 2014 Design Agency Hackathon: ‘Design Glitch’, 1st Place

The Challenge - ‘Design Glitch, Vulnerability of Systems’

“There are eyes everywhere. No blind spot left. Whatshall we dream of when everything becomes visible? We'll dream of being blind.”
― Paul Virilio

The ‘bug’, the ‘glitch’, the ‘happy accident’... are all design opportunities. A community that innovates needs to take risk and constantly run into errors, exploring what hasn't been done yet. The Challenge of ACADIA 2014’s HACKATHON was to capitalize on the unexpected. . By encouraging hybridization of workflows and ideas we are looking discover the vulnerability of systems.


“RETHINK ATHENS”, Athens, Greece, Other

Shortlisted at the 22 in the international competition for the redevelopment of Athens “RETHINK ATHENS” 2012.


AthensBenchMark & FutureBenchMark, Other

Shortlisted in the design competition AthensBenchMark 2010
Free Bench– 4th place in the public vote/ Cube Bench–5th place in the public vote.

Shortlisted in the design competition FutureBenchMark 2010
Loose Bench– 4th place in the public vote/ Info Bench–12th place in the public vote.


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