Vassiliki Kouvaki is a chartered Architect with specialization in environmental design and sustainability, certified as a LEED Accredited Professional by the US Green Building Council. She is an expert in environmental design, applying carefully framed analysis to inform architectural, engineering and construction decisions in the pursuit of sustainable buildings and masterplans. During the last two years Vassiliki has been actively involved in the LEED certification of projects in Greece with AKTOR Contractor and independently. Vassiliki holds a Diploma in Architecture from the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki (2000) and an MPhil in Environmental Design from the University of Cambridge (2002).
Since 2001, Vassiliki has worked as an architect and an environmental design
consultant initially in the UK and later on in Greece as design and construction coordinator within multi-disciplinary design teams to inspire and integrate design ideas and strategies across specialisms within the project time and budget frame.
With Hopkins Architects, Atelier Ten Consulting Engineers in London, AKTOR in Athens and as an independent consultant she has participated in multiple projects from all design, environmental consulting and contractor’s point of view ranging from individual buildings to neighbourhoods, on behalf of a range of international clients including major educational and cultural institutions and multi-national companies.
Projects she has worked on are located in the UK, US, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Greece, some of which have been awarded by the RIBA (ex. GEK HQ in Athens with Hopkins Architects – Project Architect role, by Cityscape in the Middle East region in the ‘Best Sustainable Development’ category (King Abdullah International Botanical Gardens – Sustainability and Environmental Design Role) and LEED certified by USGBC (Yale Forestry School with Atelier Ten Consulting Engineers - Environmental Designer Role), by Condé Nast Traveler (Costa Navarino/ Starwood Resort in Greece with AKTOR - Design and Contract Manager Role).