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Spyridon Kaprinis completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Westminster (BA-Hons-Arch, 1999) and at the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA Diploma/MArch, 2002) in London and his postgraduate studies at the University of UCL (The Bartlett / M.Arch. In Architectural Design, 2006) and the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London (M.Arch. In Architecture and Urban Planning, 2010) with Distinction. Since 2010, he has worked for Zaha Hadid Architects, in London, and since 2017 he has been teaching architectural design at London South Bank University (Senior Lecturer in Architecture) and the University of Huddersfield (Lecturer in Architecture), where he is currently a PhD candidate. He is a registered architect and member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) since 2003. His work has been exhibited in London, Antwerp, Huddersfield and Thessaloniki, as well as featured in various architectural publications and websites.

He was a Lead Designer/ Lead Architect (TEE/TCG) (Zaha Hadid Architects) for the Serviced Apartments / Opus Tower project in Dubai and a project architect for the Serviced Apartments Interior Design package (Schematic Design & Detail Design), where his main tasks included the following: producing 2D drawings for interiors  and  details  (using  Maya/MEL, Rhinoceros, Grasshopper  and  AutoCAD),  ensuring  the  project  was designed, detailed and delivered to meet the ZHA standards and deadlines, briefing and managing the wider design team to create plausible concepts and detailed solutions, responding to the constraints of the site, programme, budget and brief of the client. Moreover, he was leading, supervising and managing architectural assistants and architects as they created key  stage  drawings,  specifications  and  construction information, as well as acting as a point of contact with the day-to-day client representatives.

He has also participated in the following competitions and commissions, working mainly as a 3D designer, modeller and visualizer (using Rhinoceros and Maya): the Nicosia Eleftheria Square in Cyprus, the Nanjing Culture and Conference Centre and the Changsha Meishihu International Cultural Centre Project in China, the National Art Museum of China in Beijing, and  the  Bee'ah Headquarters,  in  Sharjah,  U.A.E.,  all currently under construction. Other projects & competitions include the highly prestigious Vanke Longcheer Yacht Club in Shenzen, China, the Toledo Art Museum in Spain, the Iraqi Cabinet Complex (ICC) in Baghdad, Iraq,  the Federal National Council Building, in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., the Agora Garden Condominium Project in Taipei, Taiwan, the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) in Beijing, the Basel Ozeanium in Switzerland the 520 West 28th Street residential building & 425 Park Avenue skyscraper in New York, U.S.A., the Sberbank Technopark in Moscow,  and the Omniyat High-Rise Tower in Dubai, U.A.E. He has also worked with Andrew Phillips Architects as a Designer / Architect (TEE/TCG) on the design and delivery of a master plan for the city of Luxembourg (Cloche d'Or, Competition for Grossfeld Development SA). His main tasks included the production of 2D and 3D drawings and images for two blocks of flats and the surrounding landscape design (i.e. squares, lanes, «urban balconies» & belvederes), including the design of urban furniture.

He was a guest / invited tutor for 3 consecutive years (2011, 2012 & 2013) in the “ADSL: The Antwerp Design Seminars & Lectures” programme, an international event which took place each year at the Faculty of Design Sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium, as well as a γuest critic at the University of Westminster and Oxford Brookes University. From 2002 to 2005, he was a teaching assistant at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (Design Course: “Design as a Game of Destabilization and Deconstruction”, Associate Professor: Dr.Vana Tentokali).

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