The Members of the Board

President - Katerina Gkoltsiou

Dr Aikaterini Gkoltsiou has a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Aegean in Greece, a Master in Landscape Architecture from the University of Edinburgh, U.K., and a diploma in Αgriculture from the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece. She is the president of the Panhellenic Association of Landscape Architects, delegate of the International Federation of Landscape Architects, member of the Geotechnical Chamber in Greece and the Landscape Committee of Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change.

Nowadays, she is working as a freelance landscape architect and she is having a practice established in Athens since 1997. She specializes in a wide range of services in the design, construction and research sector of landscape architecture. Her landscape expertise involves the landscape design of public and private projects, landscape assessment, and landscape restoration projects. She is also a partner of AGRODESIGN, in order to promote rural tourism and to provide innovative ideas concerning the landscape design of agritourism farms and agricultural landscape.

She was giving lectures about landscape design and research in lifelong learning programs for adults and public officers. She was also the co-author in books for High Schools and Universities, she wrote articles in many scientific journals and technical reports for road schemes. From 2002, she is participating as project manager and scientific adviser in EU research programs. Her broad research interests involve qualitative and quantitative methodologies of landscape character assessment, methodologies about the evaluation of tourism impacts upon the landscape, landscape indicators, the application of Geographical Information Systems in landscape analysis as well as policies and methods for raising awareness among the civil society, private organisations, and public authorities about the value of landscapes and their protection.

Vice President of Educational Issues - Anastasia Papadopoulou

Anastasia graduated from the School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She holds a PhD and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She teaches at the ‘Joint Postgraduate Programme Studies in Landscape Architecture AUTh, urban landscape design and detailing, as well as landscape restoration, since 2005. 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.  40.22.’s work -ranging from public spaces, private and public buildings, to interior, exhibition design and art installations- has received several awards, including Iconic Award 2013, in the category ‘concept-urban planning’ by the German Design Council, 1st prize in the architectural competition ‘Redesigning the Balkan Square’, 2nd prize in the architectural competition ‘Reclamation of the former lignite mining area in West Macedonia, honourable mention in the architectural competition ‘Municipal Market in Larnaca’, etc. Their research in theory and practice has been presented in numerous conferences and exhibitions (Hellenic Institute of Architecture, 3rd-7th Biennale of Young Greek Architects, Greek Architecture Panorama–DOMES, Europan5 award exhibition, 4th-5th Greek Exhibition of Architectural Work, ‘Thessaloniki 1912-2012’- 100 years of architecture).

Vice President of Professional Issues - Harris Papaioannou

Vice President of Public Relations & Communication - Lena Athanasiadou

Eleni Athanasiadou is a Horticulturist (BSc, MSc), Master in Landscape Architecture, Dr Landscape Architect AUTh and 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 over fifteen undergraduate dissertation theses and been involved (as a participant or coordinator) in workshops and architectural competitions (gained one honorable mention). She has participated during 2002-2016 in national and international research programs under the themes of crop protection, organic farming, landscape architecture and urban rejuvenation. She is the co-author of two books (on organic agriculture and on land-use planning) and one book chapter (on resilience of the suburban landscape, to be published). She has published two papers in scientific journals and ten and eight papers in international and national conferences proceedings, respectively. Her PhD thesis was on spatio-temporal analysis of the suburban landscape using landscape metrics and her main scientific interests include landscape planning and landscape ecology. She is a member of PHALA (PanHellenic Association of Landscape Architects), IALE, LE:NOTRE Institute and EUCALAND.

General Secretary - Dimitra Solidaki

Treasurer - Menia Bassiakou

Menia Bassiakou is an Agricultural Engineer (Agricultural University of Athens) and Landscape Architect (M.A. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). She is the Treasurer of the Panhellenic Association of Landscape Architects, member of the Geotechnical Chamber of Greece and has participated in various landscape design projects through diverse roles. Her research interests lie in the fields of ecology and sustainable design of the landscape, while at the same time she is involved with the art of graphic design and the search of new means of visual communication.

Member - Konstantinos Chountas

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