Architect & Urban Designer, Columbia GSAPP
Eleni Stefania is a New York-based architect-engineer & urban designer (AIA Assoc.|LEED Green Assoc.|ENVSP)focused on designing & building more efficient, intelligent, sustainable buildings & cities. She graduated from Columbia University GSAPP with a M Sc. in Architecture and Urban Design (Class ‘20) after having previously completed a five-year degree in Architectural Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. Her work is driven by a people-first approach,tailored to the diverse social,cultural,&economic urban contexts,environmentally responsible,&flexible to adapt to long-term future growth. She has served as a reviewer & contributor for several academic magazines and professional architecture conferences, such as the” USGBC's Greenbuild ‘23 International Conference &Expo, & UIA World Congress of Architects Copenhagen ‘23,peer-reviewing publications on building technology and climate adaptation for Professor Billie Faircloth & Maibritt Pedersen Zari scientific panel. Eleni Kalapoda is an interdisciplinary designer on civic, cultural, institutional, and infrastructural projects that integrate systems of economies and ecologies that reimagine the flows of people and resources throughout our cities and buildings, sustaining a holistic and future-responsive strategic framework for resilient urban development that is more equitable, just, livable, and committed to restoring the balance between the Earth's resources, ecosystems, and the communities that thrive in them.