PhD. ARCH  STEFANIE LEONTIADIS                                                                                                                Architectural and Urban Design / Art / Research
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 2009 – 2012           PHD and EUROPEAN DOCTORATE in ARCHITECTURAL AND URBAN DESIGN at Politecnico di Milano, Italy  
2005 – 2007                  MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE at University of Hartford, CT, USA
2001 – 2005            BACHELOR OF SCIENCE in ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY at University of Hartford, CT, USA
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                              
 01.2009 – present       Freelance Architect, Artist and Researcher
01.2012 –10.2013         Architect – Research Fellow at ATHENA Research and Innovation Center, Xanthi, Greece
12.2012 – 01.2013       Architect – Research Associate at EUPOLIS LOMBARDIA, Milan, Italy
09.2006 – 05.2007      Research Assistant at UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD, Dr. Kendra Schank Smith, CT, USA
07.2006 – 09.2006     Assistant Architect at AMMENTA/EMMA ARCHITECTS, Hartford, CT, USA
03.2005 – 05.2005      Assistant Architect at COX ARCHITECTS, Glastonbury, CT, USA
ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                                      
 09.2015 – present         Lecturer at METROPOLITAN COLLEGE – MArch ARCHITECTURE & URBANISM, Athens, Greece                                                                                                                                                                               Architectural Theories                                                                                                                                                                           Architectural Studio: Strategy                                                                                                                                                                   Architectural Studio: Composition                                                                                                                                                                          Thesis Dissertation 
09.2013 – 05.2014       Post-Doctorate Stage  and Visiting Scholar at NEW YORK UNIVERSITY – CENTER FOR EUROPEAN AND MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES,  NY, USA
03.2011 – 06.2011       Visiting Scholar & Tutor at ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI, Greece            Introduction to the Organization of Urban Space / Prof. Alexandra Yerolympos
02.2011 – 03.2011       ECOWEEK: INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP FOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN in Thessaloniki, Greece                An Emerging Corridor for Thessaloniki / Io Karydi, George Hargreaves (Hargreaves Associates, UK)
10.2009 – 01.2010      Tutor at  POLITECNICO DI MILANO, Italy                                                                                                             Architectural Theory and Practice / Prof. Ilaria Valente
06.2009 – 07.2009     INTERNATIONAL PHD SUMMER SCHOOL in Bergamo, Italy                                                                        Progetti, strategie, ricerche per la città contemporanea
10.2007 – 12.2008      Contract Professor & Engineering Dept. Coordinator at MEDITERRANEAN COLLEGE of Thessaloniki, Greece                                                                                                                                                                                                              Design Principles and Applications  ;   Design Procedures  ;    Refurbishment and Adaptation   ;    Interior Design  ;   Design Technology  ;    Individual Project
09.2006 – 05.2007      Adjunct Professor at UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD, CT, USA                                                                Introduction to Architectural Process   ;   Architectural Design I
01.2006 – 05.2006      Teaching Assistant at UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD, CT, USA                                                            Introduction to Architectural Process / Prof. James Fuller
09.2005 – 05.2006     Teaching Assistant at UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD, CT, USA                                                                       Ancient-Renaissance Architecture / Prof. Ira Hessmer  ;     19th&20th Century Architecture / Prof. Ira Hessmer
AWARDS & EXHIBITIONS/ DISTINCTIONS                                                                                                                               
EUROPAN12 Adaptable City / 2013    6th place out of 27 entries: “Slow Flow” Konstanz-Kreuzlingen. Group: Jun Ho Chen (IT), Igor Noev (MK), Stefanie Leontiadis (US).
Travel Grant / 2013                             Marie Curie Initial Training Network Travel Grant ( 1 of 5 finalists) to Brussels, Belgium, in pursuit of  ADAPT-r Call for Experienced Researcher in Creative Practice Research.
EUROPEAN PHD CERTIFICATE / 2012     Doctor Europaeus Certificate in Architectural and Urban Design, Milan, Italy.   External Europ.supervisors: Enric Massip-Bosch (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunia, Barcelona), Francisco Arques Soler (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
1st PRIZE / 2010                                   International Planning History Society                                                                                         “IPHS Young Researchers’ Session Achievement Award in Research 2010”, Istanbul, Turky
1st PRIZE / 2009                                   International Competition for PhD studies / Politecnico di Milano, Italy                                 3-year Grant for PhD Scholarship in Architectural and Urban Design (DiAP, current DAStU) 
1st PRIZE / 2007                                    Winner of University Sketching Contest / University of Hartford, CT, USA
2nd PRIZE / 2006                                  Master Student Architectural Project Contest / University of Hartford, CT, USA
Scholarship / 2006                              Connecticut Architecture Foundation Scholarship, CT, USA
Other honors/distinctions/scholarships, pre-2006:  Capitol Scholarship Award; President’s Honor List (5 semesters); Connecticut Epsilon Chapter of Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society; National College Honor Scholarship Society; Society of Women Engineers; National Collegiate Engineering Award Winner (NCEA); Junior Regents Honor Award; Sid Schwartz Scholarship; Anita B.MacDonald Scholarship; School of Technology student council member; Construction Institute of America; Scholar Athlete Awards (5 total); Women in Sports Award; America East All Conference Award in track and field
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS                                                                                          
10.2015      ABITARE INSIEME (LIVING TOGETHER); International Conference in Naples, Itay
09.2013      FACES OF TIME; International Conference – European Cultural Itineraries Crossroads: The Impact of heritage, Planning                           and Sustainability, in Thessaloniki, Greece
06.2013      ATRIUM Sixth Transnational Project Meeting in Forli, Italy
10.2012      ATRIUM Fourth Transnational Project Meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria
09.2011      BRANDED SPACES International Conference on Contemporary Branding in Karlsruhe, Germany
09.2011      PHIDAC III International Symposium for Students of Doctoral Studies in Novi Sad, Serbia
06.2011      EURA European Urban Research Association in Copenhagen, Denmark
03.2011      ECOWEEK International Conference and Workshops for Architecture & Design in Thessaloniki, Greece
07.2010      14THIPHS International Planning History Society in Istanbul, Turkey
06.2010      EURAU’10 European Symposium on Research in Architecture and Urban Design in Naples, Italy
06.2010      ARQUITECTONICS INTERNATIONAL REVIEW International Seminar Arquitectonics Network in Barcelona, Spain
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS                                                                                                                                              
 AutoCAD, Autodesk 2D/3D, SketchUpPro(3D), Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design, Microsoft Office
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Στεφανία Λεοντιάδου

“Akira Kurosawa, parlando di Fellini, disse: ‘Fellini riesce ad esprimere i pensieri con le immagini’. Con questa espressione, che il massimo elogio, che si può fare di un regista, sintetizzò la grandezza del grande Federico Fellini(che io amo!). Oggi, afferrando l’attimo in cui internet ha ricominciato a funzionare (con lentezza purtroppo!), mi sono imbattuto nelle foto di “stefanieleontiadis.com”. Che dire? posso solo dire che mentre le foto scorrevano, si destavano in me emozioni forti: erano immagini, che esaltavano “l’identità” dei luoghi e dei paesaggi, tanto da farli sembrare dotati di ‘anima’.”                    [Vito Fantauzzo, Sept.1, 2013]
“I have maintained communication with Ms. Leontiadis over the last several years.  She has kept me abreast of her newest interests and her teaching.  Continuing with an intellectual outlet, Ms. Leontiadis has created her own areas of research.  Typical of her thinking she has been making interesting connections between concepts as diverse as  Physics and Matrix Energies.  This is certainly the norm for her, she thinks not linearly but trans-disciplinary.  It is this unique approach that places her clearly above her peers, the Post-Modern Rhizome that we would hope from all our students.  From painting, drawing, athletics, music and studies concerning the progression of science and the understanding of the Universe, she can bring together various theories and make use of them.  This may appear that she is unfocused, but this conclusion is unfounded.  She is able to synthesize and find unique connections in a creative thinking process.  Ms. Leontiadis is open-minded and disciplined in her search for the common threads of subjects such as aesthetics and psychology.  She is sincerely curious about the understanding of the world associated with the formation of buildings.  These skills extend to an accomplished ability to interpret context and understand the complexities of urbanism.  Her careful understanding also touches on the relationships between systems and networks at many scales.  She is tremendously articulate and intelligent; she asks the questions that find the heart of any argument.  Enthusiastic and charming, she is responsible and respected by her colleagues.  Her various talents combining athletic, artistic, architectural, written, and intellectual expertise, give her the grounding necessary for advanced studies”.                                                                                                                                                                   [Kendra Schank Smith, August 2008 (Ph.D., M.Arch, M.A., Chair of the Department of Architectural Science and Associate Professor, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada)]


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