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Dr Yeoryia Manolopoulou
Room 124
Wates House
22 Gordon Street
London
WC1H 0QB
Appointment
  • Senior Lecturer
  • The Bartlett School of Architecture
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Biography

Yeoryia Manolopoulou is an architect and design researcher. Her work is based on critical and experimental modes of drawing and making in two parallel activities: as senior lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture and co-director of the award-wining studio AY Architects
She has co-founded Tessera and AY Architects, two practices that have produced internationally recognised design work. Her projects include school buildings, public spaces, temporary buildings, critical artefacts, exhibitions and installations. In 2014 she was shortlisted for the AJ's Emerging Woman Architect Award.
She teaches at the Bartlett of Architecture since 1999 where she is currently Director of Research. She is author of Architectures of Chance (Routledge 2013) and the founder of the publication series Bartlett Design Research Folios.
She has lectured and exhibited internationally and has acted as external critic, examiner and academic advisor for places like the TU Delft, the Architectural Association and The Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She has judged RIBA and AR architecture awards and has been peer reviewer for The Journal of Architecture, Footprint, arq, I.B.Tauris, the ACSA, RIBA Publishing, the EPSRC, the FWF Austrian Science Fund and the Greek Ministry of Education for EU research proposals. She has been a Validation Panel Member for academic programmes for The Open University. Between 2012 and 2015 she served as Member of the AHRC Peer Review College. Between 1998 and 2012 she was Trustee and Management Committee Member of the charity and voluntary organization Camden Community Nurseries.
For the London Olympics 2012, she initiated a collaboration between the Greater London Authority and the Bartlett which resulted in the production of five innovative pavilions located across the capital. 
She was co-author and curator of the Irish pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale

Research Summary

Manolopoulou uses critical drawing and experimental making to develop research-based architectural projects.

She has published Architectures of Chance (Routledge, 2013), a sole-authored book examining the idea of chance and its creative possibilities in architecture and art. 

Built projects through her practice AY Architects include: House of Flags on Parliament Square, commissioned by the Greater London Authority for the London Games; Montpelier Community Nursery (Winner of RIBA National Award and the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize, mid-listed for the Stirling Prize, shortlisted for People's Choice Award and Highly Commended by Camden Design Awards, 2013); Losing Myself, a research project and multimedia installation exploring the subject of dementia (with Niall McLaughlin Architects, 2016); two building extensions for Camden School for Girls (expected completion 2017); a Science Lab building for Eleanor Palmer Primary School (expected completion 2017); a number of residential projects and multiple design competitions.

As PhD supervisor, she welcomes PhD candidates who wish to explore theories and practices of critical designdrawing across disciplines; experimental design; performance and temporality; public spacechance as creative practice; experience and representation; progressive environments for education and care

Teaching Summary

Yeoryia Manolopoulou leads MArch Unit 17 (ARB/RIBA Part 2) with Niall McLaughlin and Michiko Sumi since 1999. Unit 17 has been distinguished with 2 RIBA teaching awards and 8 student RIBA awards, including 2 RIBA President's Silver Medal Winners.  

Manolopoulou's PhD students undertake research topics and practices such as site drawing; craft, casting and photography; architecture and the body-in-motion; poiesis and place; informal architecture and designing for progressive educational models. 

As Co-ordinator (2004-2011) and Acting Director (2008-2009) of the MPhil/PhD Architectural Design programme, she has contributed to the overall development of the programme and co-organized, curated and edited the Annual PhD Research Projects Conference, Exhibition and Catalogue (2009, 2010, 2011). 

Between 2004 and 2009 she co-ordinated and taught Project X, the design module of BSc Architectural Studies, establishing an innovative curriculum on interdisciplinary design practice.

Appointments
2011 Senior Lecturer The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, United Kingdom
2006 Founding Partner   AY Architects, United Kingdom
2003 – 2011 Lecturer The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, United Kingdom
2003 – 2005 Visiting Lecturer School of Architecture and the Built Environment University of Westminster, United Kingdom
1999 – 2003 Teaching Fellow The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, United Kingdom
1999 – 2004 Founding Partner   Tessera, United Kingdom
1996 Architect   K. Moraitis Architects, Greece
1995 – 1996 Architect   Kontozoglou & Valsamaki Architects, Greece
1994 – 1995 Assistant Architect   Biris Architects, Greece
Academic Background
2003 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Architecture University College London
1997 MArch Master of Architecture – Architecture University College London
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