Stella Pieri is an Architect trained at the University of Bath (BSc). She holds a M.Arch. from the University of Sheffield and a PhD from the National Technical University of Athens (Thesis subject: Methodology for the Evaluation & Strategic Reduction of the Carbon Footprint of the Hotel Industry).
Stella is currently partner at the firm Pieris Architects ( www.pierisarchitects.com), founded in Greece and director of the company Iconic Estates Ltd., based in London. Her practice has won numerous awards in both international and national architectural competitions and is known for its’ new approaches to the design of buildings. Stella is also a Teaching & Research Associate at the National Technical University of Athens, instructing “Architectural Graphics”, “Architectural Design”, & “Building Construction” with a focus on Sustainability and Building Carbon Footprint Reduction. Her work has been published extensively in more than 60 architectural publications and books. She is co-author of five papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and of nine papers included in international and national peer reviewed conference proceedings.
National Technical University of Athens, PhD
University of Sheffield, M.Arch (with Distinction)
University of Bath, BSc
2008-today Director at Iconic Estates Ltd., U.K.
2002-today Partner at Pieris Architects, GR.
2001-2003 Arch. Associate at Tombazis Architects & Associates Ltd.
2016-today Teaching Associate at the National Technical University of Athens, Department of Civil Engineering
2016-today Author & Lecturer at the CPD e-learning programme “Design and Optimization of Zero Energy Consumption Buildings” of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
2009-2016 Research Associate & Tutor: Supportive tutoring of students’ diploma works related to Architecture, Sustainable Design & Carbon Footprint Evaluation at the National Technical University of Athens
2013 Silver A' Design Award in the category of 'Building & Structure Design', Italy
2013 1rst Prize the Best Poster Presentation, 34th International Conference AIVC, Greece
2011 Prize for Best Architectural Practice Under 40 in Greece, by the Committee of the magazine "New Italian Blood", Italy
2010 3rd Prize for the Best Young Scientist’s Paper, 3rd International Conference PALENC, Greece
2014 1st Prize in International Architectural Competition for the design of the Attica Metropolitan Sea drome and Conference Center organized by Hellenic Sea Planes
2012 1st Honorable Mention in International Architectural Competition for design of the new Headquarters of the Central Cooperative Bank at Nicosia
2009 1st Prize in Invited Architectural Competition for the design of a Prototype Zero-Energy Tourism Development at Paliouri Chalkidikis organized by Ministry of Tourism and the Greek Tourism Organisation
2005 1rst Honorable Mention in International Architectural Competition for the design of the Parachute Pavilion at New York organized by the Van Allen Institute
2004 3rd Prize in International Architectural Competition for the design of the Earthquake Memorial and Park at Chichi organized by the Chichi Earthquake Memorial Competition Committee
2002 3rd Prize in International Architectural Competition for the Design of the New Cyprus Stock Exchange Building (in cooperation with A. Tompazis & Associates).
2001 Nominated for the RIBA Bronze President Medals Awards (UK), RIBA
2001 Stephen Welsh Award for Excellence in Architectural Design, Sheffield School of Architecture (academic distinction)
Publications (Scientific Journals)
2015 Pieri S. P., Tzouvadakis I., Santamouris M. (2015). Identifying energy consumption patterns in the Attica hotel sector using cluster analysis techniques with the aim of reducing hotels’ CO2 footprint, Energy and Buildings, Vol.94, 252-262.
2015 Pieri S. P., Tzouvadakis I., Santamouris M. (2015). Energy Signature Models of naturally ventilated hotels in Athens, Hellas, Journal of Ventilation, accepted for publication.
2014 Pieri S. P., Stamos A., Tzouvadakis I. (2014). Reducing carbon footprint through the strategic mapping of the existing hotel stock - Attica, International Journal of Sustainable Energy, published online.
2012 Pieri S. P., Zargli A., Tzouvadakis I. (2012), Spatial Configuration of Coastal Tourist Settlements: Design Principles & Paradigms, International Journal of Sustainable Energy Development (IJSED), Vol. I issues 1/2, 16-23.
2010 Pieri S. P., Xenakis M., Xinos A., Tzouvadakis I. (2010). Minimizing the CO2 Footprint of buildings through the use of materials and techniques, PALENC International Conference 2010, Rhodes, Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-960-6746-08-6.
2010 Pieri S. P., Vasilakopoulou K., Sfakianaki K., Santamouris M. (2010). Prototype Energy Zero Tourist Settlement, PALENC International Conference 2010, Rhodes, Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-960-6746-08-6.
2011 Pieri S. P., Zargli A., Tzouvadakis I. (2011). Evaluation of the circulation network of Prototype Tourist Settlement at Chalkidiki, 2011 Athens Tourism Symposium International Scientific Congress, Athens, Greece, Conference Proceedings ISBN 978-960-6746-11-6.
2011 Pieri S. P., Zargli A., Tzouvadakis I. (2011). Design Principles for the development of Coastal Tourist Settlements, World Congress on Sustainable Technologies 2011, London (WCST), U.K, Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-1-908320-01-8.
2013 Pieri S. P., Sakagianni V., Zafeiratou E., Tzouvadakis I. (2013). Evaluating the Carbon Footprint associated with air travel from EU Member Countries as well as Switzerland and Russia to Greece, 3rd International Energy, Life Cycle Assessment, and Sustainability Workshop & Symposium (ELCAS 3), Nisyros, Greece, Conference Proceedings, 735-746. ISBN 978-960-243-691-2.
2015 Papadaki M.E., Papasifaki A., Pieri S.P., Tzouvadakis I. (2015). Energy Performance Simulation of Hotel in Greece using the EnergyPlus software with the aim of upgrading, International Conference on Changing Cities 2, Spatial, Design, Landscape & Socio-economic dimensions, Porto Heli, Peloponnese, Greece, Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-96-6865-65-7.
2010 Pieri S. P., Xenakis M., Tzouvadakis I. (2010). Tourism and the Environment: Strategies for Sustainable Touristic Development, National Technical University of Athens, 4th National Conference: Application of renewable Energy Resourcesː towards an ambitious and reliable national action plan, Athens, Conference Proceedings ISBN 978-960-6746-09-3.
2010 Xenakis M.,Pieri S. P., Tzouvadakis I. (2010). Sustainable Architecture and Passive Solar Energy Saving Systems, National Technical University of Athens, 4thNational Conference: Application of renewable energyː towards an ambitious and reliable national plan, Athens, Conference Proceedings ISBN 978-960-6746-09-3.
2010 Pieri S. P. (2010). Tourist Developments with Minimum Energy Consumption and Minimum CO2 Emissions: Current Possibilities and Future Perspectives, 6th National Conference for Holistic Architecture and Ecological Building "Green homes in Green Cities", Chalkida, Conference Proceedings.
Reviewer in Scientific Journals
Elsevier, Energy and Buildings (ENB)
Journal of Frontiers in Construction Engineering (FCE)
Environmental Engineering and Management Journal
Jury Member in Architectural Competitions
Bioclimatic Upgrades of Public Urban Spaces, Center of Renewable Energy Sources (CRES), Greece
Competition for the redevelopment of coast Dilaveri, coast Koumoundourou, & Delphidario area, Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Greece
The American Architecture Awards, The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design, USA