TEAM

    Eleni Tzavellou Gavalla

Eleni is a licensed architect and researcher based in-between London and Athens. She is currently practicing in her new design studio in central Athens. 

She has graduated from the Architectural Association in 2015 with Honours. Her awarded diploma project was a dialogue on urban fragility and territories of extraction. Followed by a 4 years experience as a researcher at Territorial Agency, an organisation that combines architecture, advocacy and action based in London. 

She has founded with Maria Radjenovic, mergeresearch.com, a platform that synthesises analytical investigation and builds arguments merging together interdisciplinary fields of expertise with architectural sensibility. Merge in collaboration with Dubai based ahypotheticaloffice, were shortlisted, granted second place in the competition for the UAE National Pavilion in the 17th Biennale di Venezia. 

During her multiple years in Territorial Agency she has built experience from design to construction and project management in numerous large-scale international exhibitions, public events and lectures in venues such as the MAXXI Museum in Rome and the Serpentine Gallery in London. She was a team leader for a multi-year Oceans project in collaboration with TBA-21, partnering with multiple institutions such as UNESCO and MIT Media Lab. Previously she has worked on the Museum of Oil in association with Greenpeace and Amnesty International, exhibited in ZKM Karlsruhe in 2016; since then excerpts of the Museum have participated in the Istanbul Biennale 2016, MAAT in Lisbon 2018, MADAI Art in Sao Paulo 2018 and the Chicago Biennial 2019. 

She also has hands-on architectural experience in large construction sites in the Middle East (Abu Dhabi and Doha) and has completed all stages of several free-lance design projects in the residential and hospitality sectors in Greece

EDUCATION: 

Architectural Association Dip (Hons),

Royal Institute of British Architects, Part 2


PRACTICE LICENSE:

Technical Chamber of Greece ID:149562

    Anthi Boutetsiou

Anthi grew up and lives in Athens. She is graduated from the Department of Philosophical and Social Studies of University of Crete in 2020 and now she is a post-graduate student in "Philosophy and Management" of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Currently, she is part of our team and provides administration support and support with project management. In her free time she enjoys learning hebrew and python. 


EDUCATION: 

Department of Philosophical and Social Studies, University of Crete

Philosophy and Management, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

    Tsitsi, the cat

Tsitsi was an abandoned street kitten that has recently found a home in our office's garden. She is talented in communication, drawing and gardening. She is also in charge of the team's wellbeing and office's public relations (especially with the neighbouring offices)