MDes Cohort

Georgios Grigoriadis (George)

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Georgios Grigoriadis is an Architect (of things).

His work seeks to engage with the notions of curiosity and impact. Curiosity as the constant movement upon media, scale and disciplines. Impact as the moving force for mindful and solution entropy design for a complex world. He identifies as an Architect, Designer, Creative technologist, World Maker and Word Maker.
Georgios is currently a graduate student in the Master of Design (MDes) program at UC Berkeley. He holds a Diploma of Architecture and Architecture Engineering from the School of Architecture of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He was a researcher at the Innovative Environments research cluster of the same faculty, conducting research and academic related activities. George is the co-founder of the space design practice GHOST office (no place specific, 2019) and one of the founding members of the creative collective xyzzy (Thessaloniki, 2015). He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece since 2019.
Georgios was born in Thessaloniki and lived in various places around Greece. He values context awareness and adaptability.

I am really excited about the potential that this cohort presents due to its diversity. An environment of different expertise and cultural backgrounds that I am sure will thrive.



UC Berkeley Master of Design (MDes), Expected graduation: May 2022

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Diploma of Architect Engineer (Bachelor and Masters), 2012-2018


Academic Experience

Graduate Student Instructor (GSI), DESINV 200: Design Frameworks: History and Methods, Berkeley MDes College of Engineering/College of Environmental Design UC Berkeley, Spring 2022

Graduate Student Researcher (GSR), Project: Artificialis Relievo (Kyle Steinfeld), College of Environmental Design UC Berkeley, Summer 2021

Teaching Assistant, Critical Images, School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Fall 2019

Invited Lecturer, Critical Images, School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Fall 2018


Professional Experience

Researcher, Innovative Environments Research Cluster, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2019-2021

Researcher, MindSpaces research program, 2019-2020

Researcher, V4Design research program, 2018-2020

Architect Engineer, Hellenic Army, 2018-2019

Architect, TTDZ Architects and Partners, 2015-2019

Co-founder, xyzzy creative collective, 2015-2018

Creative Director, Art & Colour, 2012-2020


Design@Large Experience (Summer 2021)

Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) for the project “Artificialis Relievo, GAN-generated architectural sculptural relief”. Under the direction of Kyle Steinfeld, Associate Director of Berkeley MDes and Associate Professor of Architecture at the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley.