School of Architecture - Technical University of Crete

Chatzisavva Dimitra

Associate Professor

Theory and Architectural - Urban Design

Short biographical note

Graduated from the Department of Architecture AUTH in 1990. Postgraduate studies and Researcher Competency from ETSAB school of Architecture in Barcelona (1991-3), with grants from the Ministry of Culture and Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ph. D. of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2009) with scholarship from the State Scholarship Foundation. Her thesis explore the relationship between philosophy and architecture in order to critically understand contemporary architecture and urban condition. Since 1996 she is affiliated researcher and since 2003 - 2010 she is adjunct lecturer (ΠΔ/407) at the school of Architecture of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and in the Interdisciplinary undergraduate program of gender and equality of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, teaching of architectural theory and composition. Parallel she has participated in research programs for the AUTH. The academic years (2007-2010) taught as adjunct lecturer (ΠΔ/407) «Theory and criticism of contemporary architecture» at the Department of Architecture- University of Thessaly. Editor-in-chief of the journal Architecture as Art of Association of Architects of Thessaloniki. Curator of 3d Biennale of Young Greek Architects «Places of nomadic dwelling» (2001). She has undertaken scientific supervision for architectural activities, representing official institutions and has numerous publications in refereed architectural books and journals. Her research and educational work focuses on linking theoretical thinking on the methodology of architectural composition and planning.


Research field

  • Contribution of theoretical thinking in architectural design
  • Contemporary architectural theory and criticism
  • Relations between philosophy and architecture


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