Using digital, physical tools and machines to design and build spaces, objects, experiences, worlds, words and tell stories about them
Georgios Grigoriadis is an Architect (of things).
He uses this term with great vagueness and tries to consider Architecture as a bigger sum of things, not only building production. Architecture as a tool for critical thinking on living and the future. Drawing back to history he is intrigued by moments that redefined or proposed something that resembled a model of living. His work seeks to engage with the notions of curiosity and impact. Curiosity as the constant movement upon media, scale and disciplines. Impact as the moving force for mindful and solution entropy design for a complex world.
He is an Architect, Designer, Maker, Creative technologist, World and Word Builder, Perpetual Learner and finally, a Generalist.
Georgios is a graduate from the Master of Design (MDes) program at UC Berkeley. He holds a Diploma of Architecture and Architecture Engineering from the School of Architecture of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He was a researcher at the Innovative Environments research cluster of the same faculty, conducting research and academic related activities. George is the co-founder of the space design practice GHOST office (no place specific, 2019) and one of the founding members of the creative collective xyzzy (Thessaloniki, 2015-2018). He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece since 2019. Georgios was born in Thessaloniki and lived in various places around Greece. He values context awareness and adaptability. He is currently based in Oakland, California.
2022 (Fall 2022)
Lecturer / UC Berkeley Master of Design
DES INV 202: Technology Design Foundations
Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) / UC Berkeley Master of Design
Teaching Assistant. DESINV 200: Design Frameworks: History and theory of design, technology and future making. Professor Dr. Randy Swearer
Jacobs Makerspaces Student Supervisor / UC Berkeley
Worked as a student supervisor in the makerspace of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation. Experience in woodshop, metalshop, and rapid prototyping.
Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) / UC Berkeley
Project “Artificialis Relievo, GAN-generated architectural sculptural relief”. Under the direction of Professor Kyle Steinfeld (UC Berkeley CED, Berkeley MDes)
Designer, Creative Catalyst / UC Berkeley Master of Design
Designer for the graduate’s program identity and digital presence. Creative and technical support on the website, brand identity and visual material.
External Collaborator and Lecturer / Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Lecturer and external collaborator in the course “Critical Images” at the School of Architecture AUTh. Professor Dr. Anastasios Tellios
External Collaborator / Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
External collaborator in the course “Spatial Investigations” at the School of Architecture AUTh. Professor Dr. Anastasios Tellios
Researcher / Innovative Environments Research Cluster AUTh, Greece
Research on innovative approaches on architectural design, urban design, environmental design and the design of experimental spatial arrangements.
School of Archicture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) innen.arch.auth.gr
Researcher / MindSpaces (EU Research Project Horizon2020)
“Art-driven adaptive indoors and outdoors design”.
Researcher / V4Design (EU Research Project Horizon2020)
”Visual and textual content re-purposing for Architecture, Design and VR games.”.
Design Technologist / Butlr Technologies
Butlr is a hardware and software company. The world’s first and only 100% wireless, anonymous people counting and occupancy sensing platform.
Architect, Designer (Co-founder) / GHOST office (no place specific)
Space design agency working at the intersection of design, architecture and technology.
Architect Engineer, Designer / TTDZ Architects and Partners, Greece
Contributed to the design and planning of awarded competition entries, commisions, projects and research activities of the office.
Co-founder / xyzzy, Creative Collective and Space, Greece
xyzzy was a creative collective of architects, artists, scientists. Its purpose was to allow creative experimentation on technology, art and design.
TechnicalPython, Processing, Open Frameworks, C#, HTML, CSS, Web Development, Wordpress/Woocommerce, Arduino, Raspberry Pi
Adobe Creative Suite, Rhinoceros 3D, Grasshopper, Cinema4D, Fusion360, Unity, Unreal Engine, Twinmotion, Arnold, Keyshot, Corona, Photogrammetry Pipelines, MaxMSP, Quixel Suite
Robotics, Digital/Robotic Fabrication, CNC Machinery, Laser Cutting/Engraving, 3D Printing, Power Tools (Wood, Steel), Arc and TIG Welding, Soldering/Electronics, Vacuum Forming
Sailing (Laser Radial/Open Sea), Cooking, Music, Percussion, Drawing/Sketching
Greek (native), English, French
CNC Optimat BAZ211, OPTIMAT HPP82/43, Multicam3000 3axis CNC Router & Milling Machine, Shopbot PRSALPHA CNC router, Sawstop 10’’ Table Saw, Epilog Laser Cutters 60W, Universal Laser Systems, Fablight LaserCutter, Ultimaker S3 3D printers, Stratasys Fortus 380MC 3D printer, Stratasys Dimension 1200ES SST 3D printers, Form 3 SLA printer, Markforged X7 3D printer, OMAX 2626 Waterjet Cutter, Tormach PCNC440 Module, KUKA KR6 R900, TIG welder, SMAW welder, Woodshop equipment, Metalshop equipment