ESO 2020 | AN ARCHITECTURAL CHALLENGE, Alexis Vikelas – Vikelas Architects

An architectural challenge

About Alexis Vikelas

He was born in Athens in 1969. He graduated from the Greek National Polytechnic University of Athens in 1995 as an architect engineer.
He received the Master’s degree of the Department of Architecture in the School of Fine Arts of Düsseldorf, Germany in 2000. He also obtained the special Title of “Meisterschueler” of the School of Fine Arts of Düsseldorf for his total student research and achievement during his post-graduate studies.

He started his professional activity even before his graduation in 1995.
He made a practical exercise during seven weeks at the technical office Mohammad Jardanneh in Jordan, within program IAESTE – 7/8 1992.
In the frames of his postgraduate studies, his research was focused on urban and social questions, particularly dealing with programs of developing and organising the city of Lavrion during the after industrial period. Moreover, he was in charge of constituting a special inquiring team and distributing work in its members, during the period 1997-1999.
He took part in an International Architectural Ideas Contest of U.I.A. against poverty with proposals of social and architectural content for the homeless people in Paris – 1997.
He participated in various national and international competitions – 1997 until today.
He had been a collaborator in the Magazine “Architectural Perception” with writing articles and critics on major architectural subjects, as well as correspondences from abroad – 1996/1999.
He is the head of design and supervision departments and managing director at the firm “I. & A. Vikelas and Partner Architects”, from 2000 until today. He was responsible for the design and supervision of the shopping mall Riverwest-IKEA and the new Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens (inauguration took place in October 2019). In the field of office design he was actively involved in the design and supervision of about 50 office buildings and mixed-use developments.