Company Profile

ISV Architects is an architectural practice based in Athens and London, led by three senior partners: Babis Ioannou, Tasos Sotiropoulos and Alexander Van Gilder. Starting back in 1977, by undertaking complex building projects in Greece and abroad, ISV architects is widely known for its simple and restrained design language, transcribing a modern architectural vocabulary into the ever changing scene of the 21st century. ISV aspires to a portfolio of international projects ranging from large scale residential complexes, hotels and office buildings to small scale interior design projects.

ISV Architects has a multidisciplinary approach to architecture, with a profound and proven ability to deal with the core architectural issues from three complementary perspectives: architectural design, construction and development.

Today ISV Architects employs a 60 people-strong staff, including architects, construction managers, interior designers and CGI artists. Following the course set for four decades, ISV Architects continues to produce an architecture that beyond everything else pursuits the joy of life. La joie de vivre.

Expertise

Architecture

Architecturally, our core values are bound to an anthropocentric design approach that gives priority to the enhancement of human well being. Key elements to ISV’s architecture are the delicate use of natural and artificial light, the distinct and comprehensible spatial geometry as the leading factor to a proper architectural composition and the fusion of the indoors with the outdoors spaces through controlled transparency and unified function. The architectural form is not set as a primary challenge. It simply derives from our design procedure, which is directed from the interior towards the exterior of our architecture, be it a residence, a housing complex, a hotel, a venue or an office building.

Construction

We strongly believe that a fine architectural design without being properly constructed is a story half told. That is the reason why ISV Architects was introduced since day one as a practice with the ability to construct its own designs. Our construction practice is characterized by constant experimentation with new materials, new technologies and the development of innovative structural solutions, ensuring that the architectural design is further enhanced by the way it is materialized. All that performed in a very subdued manner, leaving architecture its vital breathing space.

Development

We envisage development and real estate management as a supplementary way to introduce our architecture to a broader, international audience. As a development firm, ISV is active in the acquisition of land, development, construction and sales of residential and business premises.

Team

Board

Founder – Senior Partner

Babis Ioannou

Born in Athens in 1949, he studied Architectural Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens, from where he graduated in 1972.

Founder – Senior Partner

Tasos Sotiropoulos

Born in Athens in 1950, he studied Architectural Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens, from where he graduated in 1974.

Founder – Senior Partner

Alexander Van Gilder

Born in New York in 1956, he studied Architecture in the UK, in Canterbury College of Art and in the Architectural Association. He has been working in Greece since 1983.

Partner – Architect / Design Director

Kostas Kalaitzakis

Born in Athens in 1969, he studied Architectural Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens (1995) and at Pratt Institute (1997). He joined ISV in 2000.

Partner – Architect / Design Director

Anargyros Mougiakos

Born in Athens in 1977, he studied Architectural Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens, from where he graduated in 2002. He joined ISV in 2002.

Partner – Architect / Design Director

Dimitris Panagiotou

Born in Athens in 1973, he studied Architectural Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens, from where he graduated in 1999. He joined ISV in 2004.

Partner – Architect / Design Director

Yuki Nikitaki

Born in Sakaide (Japan) in 1977, she studied Architectural Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens (2000) and conducted related research at the University of Tokyo (2003). She joined ISV in 2008.

Partner – Architect / 3D Specialist

Kostas Geranios

Born in Athens in 1979, he studied Architectural Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens, from where he graduated in 2008. He joined ISV in 2010. He leads the 3D visualizations team.

Partner – Construction Director

Giannis Karamitros

Architect / Project Manager

Ilias Chrysanthakopoulos

Born in Athens in 1987, he studied Architecture in the university of Brighton, from where he graduated in 2012. He joined ISV in 2012.

Architect / Project Manager

Elena Papaioannou

Born in Athens in 1989, she studied Architectural Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens, from where she graduated in 2014. She joined ISV in 2018.

Architect / Project Manager

Dimitris Matthiopoulos

Born in Athens in 1989, he studied Architectural Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens. He joined ISV in 2011.

Architect / Project Manager

Marilena Kalli

Born in Athens in 1994, she studied Architectural Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens. She joined ISV in 2017.

Designer

Triantafilos Thanos

Born in Athens in 1983, he studied Building Renovation and Restoration in Patras, from where he graduated in 2005. He joined ISV in 2004.

Architect / Designer

Constantinos Tsoutsias

Born in Athens in 1990, he was raised and schooled in the United States of America. He then studied Architectural Engineering in the Technical University of Crete (2017). He joined ISV in 2018.

Architect/Designer

Eirini Kostara

Born in Athens in 1987, she studied Cultural Technology in the Univesity of the Aegean (2009) and Architectural Engineering in the Technical University of Turin (2015). She joined ISV in 2018.

Permit Department

Fotini Sotiropoulou

Architect / Designer

Tatiana Chatziioannou

Born in Athens in 1994, she studied Architecture in ENSAG (Grenoble – France) and the Techical University of Munich (Germany), where she graduated in 2019. She joined ISV in 2019.

Architect / Designer

Fragkiskos Tiniakos

Born in Athens in 1991, he studied Architectural Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens, from where he graduated in 2017. He joined ISV in 2019.

Architect / Designer

Maria Espialidou

Born in Athens in 1991, she studied Architectural Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens, from where she graduated in 2017. She joined ISV in 2018.

Architect / Designer

Maria Nikolakaki

Born in Chania in 1986, she studied Architectural Engineering in the Technical University of Crete (2011) and University College London (2016). She joined ISV in 2019.

Construction Manager

Kostas Chalkias

Construction Manager

Alexandra Kapsaski

Construction Manager

Giannis Syrimis

Construction Assistant

Anastasia Kalamatianou

Born in Athens in 1983, she studied Civil Engineering (Infrastructures) in TEI Athens, where she graduated in 2009. She joined ISV in 2009.

Construction Assistant

Xristos Zikopoulos

Born in Athens in 1986, he studied Architectural Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens, from where he graduated in 2012. He joined ISV in 2020.

Partner – Development Director

Aris Ioannou

Accountant

Manos Zervos

Accountant

Antonis Psarros

Born in Athens in 1959, he studied Business Management and Accounting in the Athens University of Economics and Business, from where he graduated in 1981. He joined ISV in 1983.

Accountant

Giannis Athineos

Born in Athens in 1968, he studied Mechanical Engineering (1989) and Accounting (1997) in Kozani and Athens respectively. He joined ISV in 1991.

Accounting Assistant

Panos Issaris

Born in Kalamata in 1966, he graduated from Senior High School in Athens. He joined ISV in 1992.

Support / IT Department

Stefanos Drakos

Support / ISO Consultant

Stavros Kollias

Support / Secretary

Eleni Vlahioti

Born in Athens in 1973, she studied Communications and Media in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, from where she graduated in 2004. She joined ISV in 2004.

Support

Charis Tripas

Born in Athens in 1979, a Vocational Senior High School graduate, he studied Iconography (2015) in Athens. He joined ISV in 2001.

Support

Thanasis Koukouravas