Executive Council 2022 - 2024
President - Dr. Eleni Athanasiadou
Eleni Athanasiadou is a Horticulturist (BSc Horticulture Wye College, University of London UK, MSc Horticulture, University of Reading UK ) and a Landscape Architect (MLA & PHD AUTh). She is currently laboratory teaching staff at the School of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, co-teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses relevant to landscape architecture at the School of Agriculture, School of Architecture and at the Joint Postgraduate Program of Studies ‘Landscape Architecture’. She has co-supervised undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation theses and is being involved (as a participant or coordinator) in workshops, architectural competitions and research programs. She is the co-author of three books and has published papers in scientific journals and international and national conferences proceedings and she is a reviewer on MDPI and Elsevier. She is IFLA, IFLA Europe Delegate, member of the IFLA Europe Working Group ‘Agricultural Landscapes’, member of the extended board of the Institute for Research on European Agricultural Landscapes e.V. (EUCALAND), and member of the ICOMOS-IFLA Committee on Cultural Landscapes. She is also acting as a consultant landscape architect for Anatolia College, Thessaloniki, Greece since 2019.
Secretary General - Olga Bakirtzis
Olga Bakirtzis works in the Greek Archaeological Service. She studied Horticulture at the School of Agriculture of tthe Aristotle University of Thessaloniki where she also received her PhD in 2007. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree (MLA), from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.Κ. Her research interests focus on landscape interventions in historic environments, especially the management of vegetation in archaeological sites. Her publications include: The management of vegetation at archaeological sites and monuments in Greece. Horticulture and Landscape Architecture (2014) and with Professor of Landscape Architecture in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki I.A. Tsalikidis, Landscapes and Gardens of People. Landscape architecture from antiquity to the 21st. century (2014).
Vice President Professional Practice - Andreas Nassos
Andreas Nassos was born in Serres. He lived in Thessaloniki where he studied agriculture at Aristotle University. He continued his studies at the Joint Post-Graduate Program Landscape Architecture of the same school, where he got his degree in 2008. In the start of his professional life he got employed as a landscape architect in a company based in Thessaloniki. During the last few years he has his own company and works as a landscape architect based in Athens. He has experience in landscape projects ranging between different typologies and scales. He has taken part in international conferences and workshops themed with Design, Sustainability and the Urban Environment. In 2016 he was one of the co-founders of the non-profit organisation LOOP, a collective using human-centered design to promote diversity in artistic production and cultural activities. He had been the General Secretary of PHALA in the 2016-2020 period.
Vice President Education - Dr. Anastasia Papadopoulou
Dr Architect AUTh, Landscape Architect AUTh. She teaches at the Postgraduate Programme 'Landscape Architecture' AUTh, since 2005. She was adjunct lecturer at the University of Ioannnina (2018-2019) and at the School of Architecture AUTh (2019-2021) teaching landscape architecture. She has supervised several international workshops and participated in numerous research programs. She has been a member of several scientific and organizing committees or participated in conferences regarding architecture, landscape architecture, preservation and protection of the environment etc. She has participated as jury in greek architectural competitions. Parallel to her professional practice, she is also completing her studies at the School of Applied & Fine Arts, AUTh. In 2009 she with Vanessa Tsakalidou founded 40.22.Architects, an architectural studio based in Thessaloniki, Greece. Their research in theory and practice has been presented in numerous international and national conferences and lectures, exhibitions and published in publications, greek and international reviews, catalogues, editions and websites and has received multiple awards and prestigious distinctions.
Vice President Communications - Konstantinos Choundas
Konstantinos Choundas in an Architect (University of Patras) and Landscape Architect (Agricultural University of Athens), member of Technical Chamber of Greece. He works as a freelancer, designing and applying construction management to both building (residences, commercial etc.) and landscape projects (gardens, public spaces, landscape restorations etc.). Moreover, he gets involved in large scale studies such as landscape assessment, data mapping, data analysis etc.. Finally, he is interested in ecology, natural systems conservation and urban sustainability, presenting research papers, related to landscape analysis, prevention planning and landscape management, using the capabilities of geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial analysis.
Treasurer - Alexandros Bandogias
Graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds a Master in Landscape Architecture from the aforementioned university. He was awarded the A.U.Th. Excellence Award (2017) and has participated in numerous Architecture and Landscape Architecture projects, competitions and exhibitions. He is a PhD candidate at the School of Architecture of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His interests include the research of new technologies and their contribution to Landscape Architecture.
Member - Aemilia Skoura
Aimilia Skoura is a landscape architect. She graduated from the Department of Plant Sciences of the Agricultural University of Athens. She continued her post-graduate studies at the Edinburgh School of Arts of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland following a two-year professional Master in Landscape Architecture (MLA). Since 2019 she works in Athens supporting private and public landscape architecture plans of various types including private houses, public parks, hotels, and infrastructure works. She specializes in projects related to climate change and biodiversity with nature-based solutions. She also volunteered to submit plans for therapeutic gardens for children with autism.
The Register of the Members of the Panhellenic Association of Landscape Architects
The Association has full, associate, honorary and student members.
A. Full members can be Greeks or non-Greeks, who hold a two years postgraduate degree diploma in Landscape Architecture or a bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture from a foreign higher education institution which is recognized by the Greek state as equivalent to Greek higher education diplomas.
B. Associate members can be Greeks or non-Greeks, who hold a one-year postgraduate degree in Landscape Architecture, or a bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture, of a (at least) four-year course, from a Greek higher technological institution or equivalent foreign institution, and additionally have practiced Landscape Architecture professionally for (at least) two years.
C. Honorary members can be Greeks or non-Greeks, who have been distinguished in the Landscape Architecture profession or have offered exceptional services to the aims and pursuits of this Association.
D. Student members are postgraduate or undergraduate Landscape Architecture students, either of university or higher technological institution which after their graduation will fulfill requirements to register as full or associate members.