Dimitris Gourdoukis

Assistant Professor of Architecture at the AUTH


Dimitris Gourdoukis, assistant professor of architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, is well aware of how architecture has the power to become the catalyst for transformation.

Dimitris is going to present at the TEDxPatras stage, how the science of architecture and design can act as an affirmative force for transformation in the current post-political conditions of modern cities. Transformation, as an ongoing process of becoming something different, is as much at the core of every creative field as ever.

About the Speaker

Dimitris Gourdoukis holds a PhD from the Department of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, a Master in Architecture from the School of Architecture of Washington University in St Louis and a Diploma in Architecture from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has extensive teaching experience in the Department of Architecture at the A.U.T., and has previously taught at the School of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis. He is part of the teaching team and a key contributor to the Graduate Program “Cutting Edge Design: Innovation and Interdisciplinarity in Architectural Design” since its inception in 2015. He has published a large number of articles in international and Greek publications, has given many lectures in institutions in Greece and abroad, and has presented his scientific work in a series of international conferences, which has been repeatedly awarded with prizes and scholarships.

At the same time, he is the creator of the architectural office ‘object-e architecture’ with repeated distinctions in international and national architectural competitions. He holds the best design award of the Hellenic Architecture Awards 2020, while his architectural work has been published and exhibited extensively in Greece and internationally.