Evita joined HTA on July 2016 as an architectural assistant in Simon Bayliss' team.
Evita holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Prior to her studies at the Bartlett, she has completed her studies in Architecture graduating with a Master in Architecture from the Department of Architecture at the University of Patras, Greece.
Her thesis at the Bartlett School of Architecture, ‘States in a City’ investigated the potential of a reconstruction development model for the city of Aleppo in Syria focusing on areas of destruction and ownership density. The project proposed a strategic plan for reconstruction as well as potential residential developments based on profound research on reconstruction processes in other cities such as Warsaw and Rotterdam.
Evita’s research interests explore urban transformation and cities morphology around the Mediterranean and the Middle East focusing mainly on housing developments under the recent implementation of large in scale infrastructure projects in cities such as Cairo, Egypt and Beirut, Lebanon. Whilst a student at the Bartlett, Evita took part in symposiums and workshops in London and in Amman, Jordan and has collaborated with Goldsmiths University of London and the Royal College of Arts.
Apart from her studies at the Bartlett, Evita has received honours for her undergraduate projects. Her diploma thesis concerning the regeneration and redevelopment of the oldest industrial site at the port of Piraeus in Athens has been exhibited and awarded by the Association of Greek Architects and the Technical Chamber of Greece.
She is also particularly interested and has taken part in national and international competitions that offer the possibility of experimentation. Her portfolio encloses large in scale regeneration and development proposals for Cyprus and other development sites across Greece.
Since she was a student, Evita has worked individually and for a couple of practices in Athens and the Cyclades Islands in Greece across a wide range of scales including architecture, urban design and planning. She has been involved in the design and detailing of private residential projects in Athens and the Cyclades Islands from implementation upon construction. Individually as an architect, she has undertaken various small in scale projects such as the interior reconstruction of a listed building at the old centre of Athens as well as furniture design for a retail company.
Prior to HTA, Evita has previously worked for Grid Architects in Southwark, London where she was involved in preparing planning applications for residential schemes at the Oval and Kennington Development Area in Lambeth, London.
Since she joined HTA in July 2016, Evita has been mainly involved in the Winstanley and York Road Estates Regeneration project near Battersea, London. The project focuses on delivering residential as well as public realm facilities while it is providing a rejuvenated central park and other open public spaces serving the whole neighbourhood and community.