Eleni Stefania is a New York based architect and urban designer, focused on the interactions between water bodies and urbanism as well as regeneration of de-industrialized landscapes through living infrastructure.
She graduated from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation(GSAPP) with a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design (Class 2020) after having previously completed a five year degree in Architectural Engineering from National Technical University of Athens(NTUA),Greece. During her studies in NTUA, she was awarded the Stavros Niarxos landscape architecture intership for the masterplan of the National Opera and Library Complex in Athens,Greece.
Her academic and professional experience includes projects that concern issues of water conservation, deindustrialization, environmental degradation, adaptive reuse and the design of cultural landscapes that enabled her to synthesize new readings of landscape systems, and identify the flows and dynamics that shape the world today. Therefore helped her to envision projects that are consonant with the deep context of a place, its scale, its materiality, its broader environmental-socio political and economic agendas.
Her work has been exhibited at the European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and published on GSAPP’s website page and ArcDaily.
She is open to new job opportunities that will effectively intergrate architecture, landscape and ecology relative to the unfolding challenges of climate change.