Lena Georas recently returned to the US from Greece, where she lived and worked as an architect and educator for the past 22 years. A graduate of Brown University (BA) and the University of Pennsylvania (MArch), Georas is a practicing architect who served as full-time associate faculty member at the American University in Athens. She is co-founder of The Center for Architecture in Athens, where she taught post-graduate seminars on revitalizing derelict neighborhoods. She was part of the team that initiated The Urban Void, a performance group made up of architects that used Athens’ empty spaces to address political issues.
In addition to architecture, Georas designs furniture. Her most recent projects include the design of nomadic furniture and reed-based structures as well as a multi-media project embodying an in-depth study of the wind as a natural phenomenon.
She is currently researching new typologies for sustainable design as well as ethical dimensions of sustainability and making. She is focusing on the body’s involvement in the design, construction and perception of architecture and examining the relationship between nature and architecture from several perspectives.
- BA, Brown University
- MARCH, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
DP SEM: NATURE & DESIGN