Dr Kostas Grigoriadis is a designer and university lecturer. His work explores the spatial and theoretical implications of the use of multi-materials in architecture, as well as the new paradigm of spatial and material continuity that they will enable. His practice Continuum provides building design services, and is currently in the process of constructing a tourist centre and small-scale masterplan in Anhui, China for Cozoo Ltd. Continuum has previously won Spiretec competition for the design and construction of 62,000 square metre World Trade Centre Noida in Delhi, India.
Kostas studied Architecture at UCL, followed by a Master in Architecture and Urbanism at the Architectural Association’s Design Research Laboratory. He has worked for Foster + Partners and Populous in London and held a Visiting Lectureship at the Royal College of Art where he also completed a PhD in Architecture by Project (in June 2017) that focused on multi-material design methodologies.
He is currently an Undergraduate School Unit Master at the AA (since 2011), and a Teaching Fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. He has edited the book Mixed Matters: A Multi-Material Design Compendium, published in June 2016 by Jovis Verlag and was awarded the Ivan Petrovic Prize in eCAADe 2014, and the Arup Prize for Emerging Talent in Architecture- Special Mention at the Royal Academy’s 2016 Summer Exhibition. In 2018 he won the RIBA President’s Award for Design and Technical Research and in 2019 he was awarded the inaugural Google R+D in the Built Environment Fellowship.