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.


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.


Theofani Valsami

Theofani was born in 1983 in Thessaloniki, Greece. She studied Architecture in the University of Thessaly and she received her diploma in Architecture in 2006.

Since then she has collaborated in architecture and landscaping with various offices in Thessaloniki, receiving distinctions in architectural competitions as a member of architectural teams. She has participated in a variety of projects ranging from Residential, Administration and Industrial Buildings, Banks, Commercial and Food Stores, to squares and streets redesigns, open playgrounds and Monastery restoration. She joined Deda & Architects in 2020.

Theofani focuses her work on the construction detail that will give the right technical solution without degrading the aesthetic criteria of the architectural proposal.


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.


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.