Deda & Architects

Architectural Design

We are implementing a fresh and dynamic approach to all our assigned projects.
Our portfolio includes a variety of projects from retail and hospitality to residential and educational.
The office has a solid track record with a high profile clientele such as:
Lamda Development, Sonae Sierra, Dimera group, Athienitis Group, Anatolia College, American Farm School, Millennium Bank, Fnac etc

Our Scope of Work
  • Project Vision
  • Concept Creation
  • Project Development
  • Design Management
  • Design Implementation
  • Supervision – Site Inspection
  • Technical Advisory Services
Head Architect | Founder of Deda & Architects

Arch Maria Deda

Maria Deda was born in 1976 in Thessaloniki, Greece.
She is a graduate of the American College Anatolia, in Thessaloniki. She studied Architecture at Ecole Special D’ Architecture E.S.A. in Paris.

Since then Maria has collaborated with various architectural offices in Greece and abroad. She has received distinctions in architectural competitions, while projects of Deda & Architects have been presented to the press and several exhibitions.

Maria has vast experience in strategic architectural design and planning, ranging from neighborhood scale and public space interventions to holistic, large scale mixed use urban development proposals. In her role as project director and planner, technical and strategic advisor in the development sector, she has been involved in a variety of projects. She is able to support successfully largescale projects, coordinating multi-disciplinary teams.

Senior Architect

MArch Varvara Karaoglou

Varvara Karaoglou was born in 1973 in Thessaloniki, Greece. She holds a Master’s degree in Architecture, Art and Ephemeral Space from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona. She received her diploma in Architecture from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki ιn 1998. During her studies she completed an Erasmus program in Urban planning and interned at an architectural practice specializing in Restorations and Rehabilitation of Listed Buildings.

Since graduating, she has collaborated in architecture, landscaping and project management firms in Thessaloniki [GR], Barcelona [SP] and Doha [QR]. She is experienced in a wide array of architectural projects ranging from Residential and Administration Buildings, Shopping Malls and Educational Institutions to Cultural and Tourism Facilities. She joined Deda & Architects in 2017

Besides her architectural practice she has experience teaching in workshops and working in Interdisciplinary Workgroups and Research Projects.


MArch Iro Koutsioumpa

Iro Koutsioumpa was born in 1988 in Karditsa, Greece. She graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Architecture department in 2013 and she gained her MSc in “Strategic Product Design” (IHU) in 2017.

Since 2017 is a member of D&A architectural team. She has also participated in several workshops, seminars and architectural competitions.

Iro is interested in everything that comes with creativity and enjoy designing spaces that reflect minimal aesthetic. She also fascinated by graphic design and try to use her graphics skills into architectural projects.


MArch Chryssa Tsakontsi

Chryssa Tsakontsi was born in 1983 in Edessa, Greece.

She graduated as an architect engineer from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and obtained her master’s degree in sustainable architecture at the University of Sheffield-U.K. with distinction. Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece since 2009.

She has collaborated with architectural studios and technical offices in multiple project types including commercial, residential and hospitality projects. Therefore, she gained experience in design development and construction documentation from initial concept to complete technical detailing, as well as in compliance to building regulations and building permits issuing. She has also worked in the metal construction industry and developed a strong background regarding product and building structures design. Through her career she undertook architectural implementation studies for the public sector and participated in architectural competitions.

She is a great proponent of bioclimatic design strategies and adaptations for a changing environment.­­­­

Chryssa joined DA’s team in 2021.


MArch Elisavet Papastrati

Elisavet Papastrati was born in 1978 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

She graduated from the Architecture Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2003 and in 2005 she completed her MSc in Environmental Design of Buildings at the Welsh School of Architecture, in Cardiff University.

Elisavet has collaborated with several architectural and technical offices, being involved in a wide range of projects from Residential and Office Buildings, Tourism and Care Facilities to Industrial Buildings and Logistic Warehouses.  Throughout her work experience she is acquainted with every stage of design from Preliminary and Final Design to Implementation Design, both for private and public sector.

In every architectural project she undertakes, she is willing to confront the challenge of creating aesthetically inspiring spaces, always keeping in mind sustainability and at the same time complying with the changing building regulations.

Elisavet joined Deda & Architects in 2022.


Ellie Vaskali

Ellie Vaskali was born in 1995 in Thessaloniki, Greece. She is a graduate of the American College Anatolia, in Thessaloniki. During her studies in Architecture, in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, she completed an Erasmus program in Alma Mater Studiorum, DA in Bologna, Italy. She received her diploma in Architecture in 2019.

Throughout her studies, she has gained experience in 3d modelling, acquired good visualization and graphic design skills and has taken interest in the ways in which digital, along with architectural design can enhance the possibilities of the lived space.

Since graduating, she has participated in some architectural competitions, worked on a restoration project and collaborated with a construction firm in Thessaloniki. She has also worked in the field of data entry and digitization of architectural plans.

Ellie joined Deda & Architects in 2020.


Evangelia Paschalidou

Evangelia Paschalidou was born in 1995 in Thessaloniki, Greece. She graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Architecture department in 2019.

During her studies she was interested in exploring the designing tools, combining both digital and analog medias aiming in the best representation of an idea. She has also participated in several architectural competitions.

Evangelia is now excited to start applying on different projects, the fundamentals she acquired the past years and keep on searching new means of design, searching the best solution for the contemporary problems and needs of users.

She joined Deda & Architects in 2020.


Maria Andreadou

Maria Andreadou was born Thessaloniki. She is a graduate of the American College Anatolia. She holds her Diploma in Architectural Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

During her academic studies, she participated in workshops concerning various design methodologies, sustainability strategies, participatory design, and explored architecture as a means for addressing social matters. She worked as an intern via IAESTE association in a Berlin-based architectural office, and later-on as an intern in a landscape architecture practice.

Since then, she continued working in the fields of landscape architecture and urban planning, by implementing studies on hardscape and softscape for hotels, residences, and public spaces. She has gained experience in participating in the whole project life cycle, from concept to technical design and construction process. When designing spaces and buildings, she is willing to find innovative and creative ways to elevate the experience of the user by focusing on aesthetics, detail, sustainability, and inclusive design.

She joined Deda & Architects in 2021.


Eleonora Trivella Deda

Eleni- Eleonora Trivella Deda was born in 1999 in Thessaloniki, Greece. She is a graduate of the American College Anatolia, in Thessaloniki. She is studying Architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

She speaks fluent English, understanding and speaking French and has quite good conversational knowledge of Spanish.

Skills: Detail oriented, competent in problem solving, team player, very creative.

Her formidable work ethic, enthusiasm and her strong communication skills make Eleni-Eleonora a valuable asset to any project.


Konstantinos Tsintsis

Konstantinos Tsintsis was born in 1999 in Kalamata, Greece. He is a senior architecture student in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

During his studies, Konstantinos has developed a unique perception of space in all its scales. From the very beginning he tried to understand how practice applies to the built environment and also conceives and contributes to each project in its entirety, from the first sketches to how it would finally be realized. Through his attention to detail and persistence with the technical qualities of architecture, he is forming a unique vision to design innovative spaces.

Konstantinos is very active and has collaborated with professionals from the industry and one architecture studio, while also participating in some student architecture competitions.  He speaks fluent English and German and has excellent skills of using various 2d and 3d designing tools.

He is working as a trainee at Deda & Architects since 2022.


Marios Gerontas

Marios Gerontas was born in 1999 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He graduated from St Paul’s College of Thessaloniki and is now a senior architecture student in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Throughout his studies, he has shown interest in many fields of architecture, ranging from practical implementations to theoretical readings. He has great passion for innovative ideas and design.

Marios has participated in the Biennale of Venice for the Greek pavilion, in architecture exhibitions, while also participating in student architecture competitions.  He has expertise in many different 2d and 3d design tools, model making and has a great skills on visual arts.

He is working as a trainee at Deda & Architects since 2022.