Andrew Gipe-Lazarou bears the professional capabilities of a designer and the natural orientation of an educator. As Founder and Director of The Diakron Institute, he administrates the coordination of its projects and educational services, and operates within his project teams as a critic and representative of modern material technics. He received his professional degree in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in May of 2015, and is currently a PhD candidate in Architectural Theory at the National Technical University of Athens.
Mr. Gipe’s professional training is highlighted by his work experience at the Rotterdam-based Office for Metropolitan Architecture, where he collaborated with Pritzker-prize winning architect Rem Koolhaas to compose the pedagogically-definitive publication Elements, which supplemented the exhibition of the 2014 Venice Biennale. And his academic experience is highlighted by a fully-funded Student Professorship in Architecture at the University of Maryland; to work collaboratively with the National Federation for the Blind on an interdisciplinary education project during which he collaboratively innovated and instructed the first-ever architecture course for blind students.