Pantelis Nicolacopoulos Architects is based in Athens. The practice has operated since 1980 and has been involved in a wide range of projects including residential, office, cultural, civic and urban design. The work of the practice is based on the continuity and consistency of its architectural, environmental and social convictions, in response to the site and programme. The opportunity to be involved in projects of different types and scales has been a key factor to the development and exploration of design ideas and methods of construction.

Over the years the design process has been integrating the resolution of the structural system as part of the initial architectural concept, reinforcing the articulation and clarity of a project. A firm focus across the fields of environmental sustainability and construction technology has led to an economy of means in both architectural design and use of materials. The practice is committed to a research-based approach, which aims to see through to completion projects that are adaptable and resilient in a world of rapid change.

Pantelis Nicolacopoulos Architects has received international and national awards and its work has been extensively exhibited and published.

In Brief
Pantelis Nicolacopoulos graduated from Pratt Institute in New York (B.Arch, 1977) and Columbia University (M.S. in Architecture and Urban Design, 1978). He established the practice in Athens in 1980 and has since been involved in professional practice and teaching.

His work has been extensively published and was included in the Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century Architecture. He has represented Greece in international exhibitions, among them in the 2000 Venice Architecture Biennale, as a main exhibitor in the Greek Pavilion, and in the exhibition “New Trends of Architecture in Europe and Japan” in 2001 (Tokyo, Porto, Rotterdam).

Pantelis Nicolacopoulos has received several awards and distinctions: At the International Competition for the New Acropolis Museum in 1990, his project was awarded a first stage commendation. In 1996 he was shortlisted for the 5th Mies van der Rohe Pavilion Award for European Architecture. In 2008 he received the Architectural Award (2004-08), from the Hellenic Institute of Architecture (EIA) and in 2007 he was awarded the First Prize in the International Competition Abitare il Mediterraneo.

He has been actively involved in the preservation of modernist architecture in Greece. In 1995 he initiated an international appeal to save from demolition the FIX Factory Building in Athens, designed in 1957 by Takis Zenetos (1926-1977).

He has been visiting professor at HFT Stuttgart (2001) and visiting critic at Berlage Institute, Amsterdam (1996), Cooper Union, New York (1997), Sint Lucas, Gent (1998), Tokyo Metropolitan University (2001), NTU Athens School of Architecture (2001-05), Politecnico di Milano (2008), Architectural Association, London (2014).

Pantelis Nicolacopoulos is a chartered member of the Technical Chamber of Greece and the Royal Institute of British Architects.