Images by Olia: The relaxing effect of the Aegean blue, Arabic architecture and the microclimate of open spaces, Getting lost in the colourful souks of Marrakesh
Architect Olia Kyritsi joined gcp last year at the start of a very busy summer period. Olia has 6 years working experience on residential, retirement living and commercial schemes, workspaces and leisure centres.
She holds a MArch from the National Technical University of Athens and an MSC on Environmental Design of Buildings from the Welsh School of Architecture.
Olia is celebrating her first-year anniversary this week so we took a little bit of time to find out more about her.
Hey Olia. Let’s jump right in with what inspired you to pursue architecture.
The idea that I will be an artist and an engineer at the same time…
So, if you weren’t an architect, what do you think you would you be?
Possibly a mathematician who writes cooking books in her spare time.
And an answer like that is exactly what makes you such a fun and interesting member of the team! How about your best moment at gcp in the last year?
Accepting the job offer and joining the gcp family.
I forgot to add delightful to the list above! You’ve brought a cheerful and calming influence to our side of the office for sure.
Tell us, what do you like to do in your spare time? Travelling in order to explore new cultures or cooking for friends.
And what’s your proudest personal achievement?
Surviving through my 7 year-long architectural studies.
We are pleased you did and even more so that you accepted the offer of joining our gang! Thanks for your time today Olia, just to finish could you tell us something we might not know about you?
My wardrobe is colour coordinated…
Olia has been working closely with Jeremy Pilling this year on Bristol Down’s iconic Water Tower. She has been involved in our ongoing work at Trinity Community Arts Centre and working with Fare Share on their office redevelopment. Outside of her architectural work in the office, Olia attends many local CPD’s, industry talks and networking, connect on linked in if you’d like to catch up with her at an event.
Olia is a keen photographer and is often seen taking pictures at our gcp enrichment, industry and social events.
Keep an eye on our blog for more staff interviews over the coming weeks, the summer is a popular time to join our team!