School of Architecture - Technical University of Crete

Kotsaki Amalia

Associate Professor

History and Theory of Architecture: Modern and Contemporary architecture

Short biographical note

Graduated from the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens, PhD 2005. In 2007 she has been elected Associated Professor at the Department of Architecture – Technical University of Crete. In 2000 she was honoured by the Athens Academy with the Prize of Letters and Fine Arts for distinguished young architect (under 40 years old). She has practised architecture in Greece and abroad since 1991 and she has been a successful participant in 12 greek and international architectural competitions. In addition to publishing her projects in architectural reviews, Amalia Kotsaki has participated in international architectural exhibitions. During the years 1990-1993 she worked as a researcher at the NTUA -School of Architecture. Since 2000 she is a member of the edition board of ΑΡΧΙΤΕΚΤΟΝΕΣ, Chamber of Greek Architects review. In 2009 she has been scientific responsible of the international congress “ Expressions of german expressionism in cultural area”. Scientific counselor at “Ernst Ziller, architect”, exhibition, National Gallery, 2010. She was responsible or principal member of significant research programs on the field of  Heritage, Culture and Tourism, such as the protection and development  of a historical complex in Pyrgos Hleia, Greece (2010) and the European research program InHerit (2016-19 Erasmus +). In 2013 she has been scientific responsible and curator of the exhibition “Crete 1913-2013: Architecture and Urban planning”. In 2016 she was scientific responsible and curator of the serie of events titled “50 years from Le Corbuser’s death” at CAM –Chania and in 2019 responsible of  «BauTUChania – Wieso Bauhaus heute?”, a serie of events for the 100 years of Bauhaus’ foundation.
Scientific responsible of the congress “City, Democracy, Architecture”(2018) and also the congress of Hellenic section of DOCOMOMO titled “ Modern regard to Hellenic nature”. She has organized or taken part in numerous scientific conferences (EAUH, UNITWIN etc) and published articles which focuses on Greek Contemporary History of Architecture.
TUC Represantative to the UNITWIN-UNESCO international network of universities.
Director of the Postgraduate Program at the School of Architecture-TUC since 2020.
Founder and Director of the Neohellenic Architecture, City and Culture Lab at the School of Architecture-TUC (since 2020).

Author of the architectural monografies and books:
1.    Housing Justice. Athens 1834 – 2014. City, Politics, Architecture. (Athens,2014, in greek), 
2.    Crete 1913-2013 Architecture and Urban Planning after Unification, (Chania 2014)
3.    Alexander Nicoloudis 1874-1944. Architectural visions – Political gestures (Athens, 2007, in greek)
4.    G.Theodossopoulos – The architect and his work 1938-88(Athens, 1989, in greek), 
5.    Archives of Modern Greek Architecture, Athens (collective work;. Athens 1993, in Greek)
6.    City, Democracy, Architecture (Foundation of Greek Parliament, Athens, 2020)
7.    Modern regard in greek nature (with K. Tsiambaos), (DOCOMOMO, Athens, 2020)


Research Interests

  • Neohellenic architecture and urban space.
  • Architecture, politics and power.
  • Architecture and law.


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