Anastassios M. Kotsiopoulos (born 1946, Dipl. Arch. A.U.Th.1970, Dr. Eng. A.U.Th. 1976, Ph. D. University of Edinburgh 1980, Reader A.U.Th. 1982) is Professor Emeritus at the School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, where he has toughed Architectural Design and Theory of Architecture.
In 2008, A. M. Kotsiopoulos was elected Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens in the Chair of “Architectural Design”.
A.M.Kotsiopoulos has taken part in many conferences and publications in Greece and abroad and practices architecture in Thessaloniki and Athens since 1971. His projects include the master plans for seven Greek universities and a series of public and private buildings, mainly concerned with high education and research. Most of them have been published in architectural magazines, have been presented in several exhibitions in Greece and abroad, and awarded several distinctions, including the first prize of the international architectural competition for the Faculty of Engineering, University of Cyprus at Nicosia (2010, offices: Ch. Chrysanthou, E. Papachristou, A.M. Kotsiopoulos and partners).
Two of these buildings (the University of Thessaly transitional building and the underground extension of the Aristotle University Main Library) have been selected by the Hellenic Institute of Architecture and the Deutsches Architektur Museum among the 130 most important buildings of the 20th century in Greece. The underground extension of the Aristotle University Main Library (architects: A.M. Kotsiopoulos, M. Papanikolaou, I. Sakellaridou, 1999) has been awarded by an international jury the first prize of the Hellenic Institute of Architecture “Architecture 2000”, as the best public building in Greece of the period 1995-1999. Also, the new headquarters building for the aluminium company “Alumil” (architects: A.M. Kotsiopoulos, A. Panou, E. Zoumboulidou, 2003) has been awarded, also by an international jury, one of the three equal prizes of the Mediterranean International Competition sponsored by U.I.A. (2003) for buildings with aluminium facades. Finally, two of his office’s buildings are included in the “Phaidon” World Atlases of Architecture (2004 and 2008). Since 1998, his partners in the office are the architects Alina Panou and Emy Zoumboulidou, with Betty Chalkiopoulou as a main collaborator.
A. M. Kotsiopoulos has been elected three times Chairman of the School of Architecture, A.U.Th., has been member of the Senatus of the new University of Thessaly, and Vice-Chairman of the new School of Architecture at Chania, Crete. He is Vice-president of the Technical Board of the Academy of Athens.
The work of his office and a series of drawings by A. Kotsiopoulos have been exhibited in two retrospective exhibitions organized by the Hellenic Institute of Architecture and supported by the School of Architecture A.U.Th., at the Benaki Museum, Athens (December 2011) and the Tellogleion Museum of Thessaloniki (June 2012), under the title: “A.M. Kotsiopoulos and partners, architects: a journey to the limits of modernism” (curator: A. Skiada, editor of the catalogue: A, Giacumakatos).
A. M. Kotsiopoulos
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