Ilias Oikonomakis was born in Athens, Greece, in 1990. He holds a Diploma in Architecture Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2015), and an MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design from the AA - Architectural Association School of Architecture in London (2017). At the AA his studies were supported by the School’s bursary fund. Oikonomakis is a registered architect with the Architects Registration Board in the UK, and the Technical Chamber of Greece. Prior to establishing his own practice, he has collaborated with Protopapa studio, Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, Heatherwick studio, and with Aristotle University of Thessaloniki as a research and design associate. He is currently a PhD candidate at the National Technical University of Athens.
Angelos Siampakoulis was born in Athens, Greece, in 1990. He holds a Diploma in Architecture Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2016), and a Master of Science in Architecture and Urbanism from the ΜΙΤ - Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT he was a Fulbright Fellow, a fellow of the Harry D Triantafillu Scholarship Fund, the Onassis Foundation, the Gerondelis Foundation and the Cyprus Children’s Fund. Siampakoulis is registered with the Architects Registration Board in the UK, and the Technical Chamber of Greece. Prior to establishing his own practice, he has collaborated with Miralles Tagliabue EMBT in Barcelona, 40.22 Architects in Thessaloniki, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group in Copenhagen, and Perkins&Will in Boston.
Ilias Oikonomakis and Angelos Siampakoulis are in association since 2009. Their body of work has been recognized widely with projects and research presented or exhibited at the 7th Biennale of Landscape Architecture in Barcelona, the 14th European Forum of Cities in Helsinki, the University of Edinburgh, the Benaki Museum and the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens, the Architectural Association in London and the MIT.