Elena is a licensed architect in the EU with international experience in urban design and architecture. In 2012, she joined Cooper Robertson’s team in New York City, where she has worked on institutional architectural projects, and on large-scale urban design and redevelopment projects in the US and abroad. She has developed an extensive expertise in resilient design and sea level rise, through her rigorous involvement in the NYC Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, and in HUD Rebuild by Design - both city-projects that were prompted by Mayor Bloomberg after Hurricane Sandy devastated NYC.
Prior to that, Elena was responsible for the concept development for the masterplan of Gulin, while at the Urban Design Lab (The earth Institute, Columbia University), and she analyzed and implemented strategies on urban villages in Shenzhen, while at Urbanus Architecture & Design. Her portfolio also includes Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Masterplan, and the Las Vegas Boulevard, Park, and Arena Masterplan.
She holds a Masters of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University in New York and a 5 year professional degree in Architecture from the University of Patras, Greece.
Urban Design Collaborator, LEED GA