Giannis Giannoutsos was born in Agrinio, Greece in 1986. He is an Architect (National Technical University of Athens, 2005 - 2011) and a Visual Artist (Athens School of Fine Arts, 2011 - 2016). He also holds a Graduate Specialization Diploma from the N.T.U.A. Interdepartmental Program ‘Design - Space - Culture’ (MSc 2015).
In 2015, realizing the close relationship between Architecture and Visual Arts, he establishes his Architectural office and workshop in the center of Athens, a common space where young architects and artists collaborate on projects. In addition, the need to belong in a wider creative and scientific community is constantly expressed by the participation in national and international architectural and art exhibitions, among them the 8th Biennale of Young Greek Architects (2015), the International Conference on the constructed Environment in Venice (2011) and Lisbon (2014), the U.I.A. Exhibition of Contemporary Greek Architecture in Moscow (2016). He has been awarded several prizes in Greek and International Architecture Competitions. He is a recipient of ‘Europe's Emerging Architect 40 under 40’ award - European Centre of Architecture (2016) and ‘DOMES’ award - International review of Architecture (2015, 2016).
During the period 2014 - 2015, he worked at the Athens School of Architecture as a scientific associate and teaching assistant in Architectural Design Studios. In 2016, he teaches Architectural composition at the department of Architecture at the University of Thessaly. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the Athens School of Architecture. He lives and works in Athens as an Architect and a Visual Artist.
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