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Martha Giannakopoulou

Martha Giannakopoulou completed her studies at the Architectural Association of London in 2001 with a scholarship and was awarded the The William Glover Award for her dissertation. She is a founding member of IF- [untitled] architects, an architectural team withheadquarters in London and Athens that has completed various architectural projects in several locations such as: London, Beirut, Zambia, India and Athens; projects likeThission Lofts, Palco Factory, the Hub Events and the flagship of Eleftheroudaki bookstores. She has curated many exhibitions and taken initiatives such as the Traces of Commerce in Athens, the Grin on / Grid off Idea at the New York City Festival, the Science Festival in New York, the Reactivate Athens and the Kypseli Municipal Market.  She has participated in exhibitions such as the Adhocracy, the YAYA awards and the Biennale of young Greek architects amongst other. As a Fullbright scholar, she worked at the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Development in New York on urban development issues and has given many lectures on participative planning, sustainability and urban development at architectural and developmental conferences. She has organised many architectural collaborative design workshops with the municipal authorities in London, New York and Athens. She has taught and has worked as a visiting critic with the Architectural Association, London Met, East London, Columbia University, Parsons and The Cooper Union.