Using digital, physical tools and machines to design and build spaces, objects, experiences, worlds, words and tell stories about them






About


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.


Resume (pdf)



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Education


2020-2022
University of California Berkeley

College of Engineering, College of Environmental Design                          
Master of Design (MDes)
design.berkeley.edu

2012-2018
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece 

Diploma of Architect Engineer (Joint Bachelor and Masters) architecture.auth.gr




Experience


Academic 


2022 (Fall 2022)
Lecturer / UC Berkeley Master of Design

DES INV 202: Technology Design Foundations

2022
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

2022
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.

2021
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)


2020-2022
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.


2018-2022
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

2018-2022
External Collaborator / Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

External collaborator in the course “Spatial Investigations” at the School of Architecture AUTh. Professor Dr. Anastasios Tellios





Research


2018-2022
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

2019-2021
Researcher / MindSpaces (EU Research Project Horizon2020)
“Art-driven adaptive indoors and outdoors design”.
mindspaces.eu

2018-2020
Researcher / V4Design (EU Research Project Horizon2020)
”Visual and textual content re-purposing for Architecture, Design and VR games.”.
v4design.eu




Work



2022-
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.
butlr.io

2018-2022
Architect, Designer (Co-founder) / GHOST office (no place specific)
Space design agency working at the intersection of design, architecture and technology.
offghost.com

2016-2018
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.
ttdz.gr

2015-2018
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.





Skills


Technical

Python, Processing, Open Frameworks, C#, HTML, CSS, Web Development, Wordpress/Woocommerce, Arduino, Raspberry Pi



Software


Adobe Creative Suite, Rhinoceros 3D, Grasshopper, Cinema4D, Fusion360, Unity, Unreal Engine, Twinmotion, Arnold, Keyshot, Corona, Photogrammetry Pipelines, MaxMSP, Quixel Suite



Physical

Robotics, Digital/Robotic Fabrication, CNC Machinery, Laser Cutting/Engraving, 3D Printing, Power Tools (Wood, Steel), Arc and TIG Welding, Soldering/Electronics, Vacuum Forming




Other


Sailing (Laser Radial/Open Sea), Cooking, Music, Percussion, Drawing/Sketching



Languages


Greek (native), English, French



Equipment


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




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Awards