John Peponis

John Peponis

Professor

john [dot] peponis [at] coa [dot] gatech [dot] edu
Phone: (404) 894-7667Office location: 247 4th Street Room 354

John Peponis studies the principles and constraints that govern the generation of built form and its social, cultural and cognitive functions. His work includes the development of methods, measures and software for the analysis of built space at the scale of buildings and urban areas. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the General Services Administration, the Ministry of Research in Greece, the Georgia Tech Foundation, Steelcase, Perkins+Will and Dar Al-Handasah. He is a member of the regional editorial board of The Journal of Architecture since 1997, of Cognitive Critique since 2009, of the Journal of Space Syntax since 2010, and of the steering and refereeing committees for the Space Syntax International Symposia since 1997. He has been a member of the editorial board of Environment and Planning (B): Planning and Design (1999-2009) and a founding member of the Hellenic Institute of Architecture, 1995-2004, under the auspices of which he curated the exhibition “Contemporary Industrial Buildings in Greece” in 1997. During 1992-2005 he worked as part-time associate professor at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

He is a registered architect in Greece since 1982, where he collaborates regularly with Kokkinou and Kourkoulas Architects (http //www.kokkinoukourkoulas.com ). With Kokkinou and Kourkoulas he has been involved in the design of the Michaniki office complex in Maroussi, the Benaki-Pireos Museum, The Shop and Trade mixed-use complex, and other projects.

Educational Background

1983 - PhD (Architecture), University College, University of London

1977 - MSc (Architecture), University College, University of London

1976 - BSc (Architecture), University College, University of London

Fields

  • Spatial analysis
  • Space syntax
  • Urban design
  • Design logic
  • Spatial cognition
  • Work environments
  • Museums

Refereed journals

29) Lu Y, Peponis J, 2014, "Exhibition visitors are sensitive to patterns of display co-visibility"Environment and Planning (B): Planning and Design 41 53-68 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b39058

28) Peponis J, 2012, "Building layouts as cognitive data: purview and purview interface" Cognitive Critique 6 11-51 http://www.cogcrit.umn.edu/docs/Peponis_v6.pdf    

27) Christova P, Scoppa M, Peponis J, Georgopoulos A, 2012, "Exploring small city maps" Experimental Brain Research 223 207-217( http://www.springerlink.com/content/hg0h497173122502/

26) Ozbil A, Peponis J, Stone B, 2011, “Understanding the link between street connectivity, land use and pedestrian flows” Urban Design International 16 125-141 http://www.palgrave-journals.com/udi/journal/v16/n2/abs/udi20112a.html

25) Zamani P, Peponis J, 2010, “Co-visibility and pedagogy: innovation and challenge at the High Museum of Art” Journal of Architecture 15 6 853-879 http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a930313418~frm=abslink?words=peponis

24) Peponis J, Bellal T, 2010, “Fallingwater: the interplay between space and shape” Environment and Planning (B): Planning and Design 37 982-1001 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b36052

23) Carpenter A, Peponis J, 2010, “Poverty and connectivity: crossing the tracks” Journal of Space Syntax 1 108-120 http://joss.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/index.php/joss/article/viewFile/23/pdf_10

22) Wineman J, Peponis J, 2010, “Constructing spatial meaning. Spatial affordances in museum design” Environment and Behavior 42 1 86-109 http://eab.sagepub.com/content/42/1/86.abstract

21) Peponis J, Bafna S, Yang Z, 2008, “The connectivity of streets: reach and directional distance” Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 35 881-901 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b33088

20) Shpuza E, Peponis J, 2008, “The effect of floorplate shape upon office layout integration” Environment and Planning (B): Planning and Design 35 318-336 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b32139

19) Peponis J, Bafna S, Bajaj R, Bromberg J, Congdon C, Rashid M, Warmels S, Zhang Y, Zimring C, 2007, “Designing space to support knowledge work” Environment and Behavior 39 6, 815-840 http://eab.sagepub.com/content/39/6/815.abstract

18) Peponis J, 2005, “Formulation”, The Journal of Architecture, 10, 2, 119-133 http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a714023810~frm=abslink?words=peponis

17) Peponis J, Conroy-Dalton R, Wineman J, Dalton N, 2004, “Measuring the effects of layout upon visitors' spatial behaviors in open plan exhibition settings” Environment and Planning (B): Planning and Design 31, 253-273 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b3041

16) Peponis J, Knoespel K, Abrioux Y, Kanekar A, Lycourioti I, Touloumis A, Michalopoulou K, Spanou I, Gavrilou E, 2002, “La Construction Spatial du Sens en Architecture: Un Projet Transdisciplinaire” Théorie Littérature Enseignement, 20, 139-156

15) Peponis J, Lycourioti I, Mari I, 2002, « Spatial models, design reasons and the construction of spatial meaning”, Philosophica 70, 59-90 http://logica.ugent.be/philosophica/fulltexts/70-4.pdf

14) Peponis J, Wineman J, Rashid M, Bafna S, Kim S H, 1998, "Describing plan configuration according to the covisibility of surfaces" Environment and Planning (B): Planning and Design 25 693-708 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b250693

13) Peponis J, Wineman J, Bafna S, Rashid M, Kim S H, 1998, “On the generation of linear representations of spatial configuration” Environment and Planning B 25 559-576. http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b250559

12) Peponis J, Ross C, Rashid M, 1997, "The structure of urban space, movement and co-presence: The case of Atlanta," Geoforum 28 (3-4) 341-358

11) Peponis J, Wineman J, Rashid M, Kim S H, Bafna S, 1997, “On the description of shape andspatial configuration inside buildings: convex partitions and their local properties”, Environment and Planning (B): Planning and Design, 24, 761-781. http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b240761

10) Peponis J, Ross C, Rashid M, Kim S H, Varela G, Sentosa L, 1996, Regularity and change in urban space: A syntactic analysis of movement and co-presence in Atlanta, Ekistics v.63, n.376/377/378, 4-16

9) Peatross F D, Peponis J, 1995, “Space, Education and Socialization” Journal of Architectural and Planning Research. 12:4 Winter, pp. 366-385.

8) Peponis J, 1993, “The architectural configuration of lyric form at La Tourette”, Ekistics , n. 362-363, pp.237-252.

7) Peponis J, 1993, “Evaluation and formulation in design: The Implications of Morphological Theories of Function”. Nordisk Architekturforsking 1993: vol.6, n.2 , 53-62 (Nordic Journal of Architectural Research-paper published in English).

6) Peponis J, Zimring C, Choi Y K, 1990, “Finding the Building in Wayfinding”, Environment and Behavior , v.22, n.5, 555-590 http://eab.sagepub.com/content/22/5/555.abstract

5) Peponis J, 1989, “Space, culture and urban design in late modernism and after”. Ekistics, n.334-335, 93-108.

4) Peponis J, Hadjinikolaou E, Livieratos C, Fatouros D A, 1989, “The Spatial core of urban culture”, Ekistics, n.334-335, 43-55

3) Hillier B, Hanson J, Peponis J, 1987, “The syntactic analysis of settlements”, Arch.& Comport./Arch. & Behav., vol.3, n.3, Lausane, pp.217-231 http://lasur.epfl.ch/revue/A&C%20Vol%203%20No.3/HILLIER_HANSON_PEPONIS.pdf

2) Hillier B, Burdett R, Peponis J, Penn A, 1987, “Creating life: Or does architecture determine anything?” Arch.& Comport./Arch. & Behav., vol3, n.3, Lausane, pp.233-250 http://lasur.epfl.ch/revue/A&C%20Vol%203%20No.3/HILLIER_%20BURDETT_PEPONISandPENN.pdf

1) Peponis J, 1985, “The spatial culture of factories”, Human Relations, v.38, April, New York, London, 357-390 http://hum.sagepub.com/search/results?fulltext=Peponis&submit=yes&journal_set=sphum&src=selected&andorexactfulltext=and&x=18&y=12

Books

2) Peponis J, 1997, Descriptions of Space. The architectural formation of meaning. (Athens: Alexandria Editions) 222 pages, 47 illustrations and 38 drawings (b&w) (in Greek). http://www.alexandria-publ.gr/new/book.php?id=167

1) Hellenic Institute of Architecture (Peponis J, ed.), 1997, Contemporary Industrial Buildings in Greece, (Hellenic Institute of Architecture: Athens 1997). All texts in Greek and English, pp160, 90 photos, 67 drawings. http://www.heliarch.gr/node/173

Publications of architectural work since 2000

4) Consultant architect with Maria Kokkinou and Andreas Kourkoulas for the Eurobank office building in Tavros, Athens, Greece. Published in Architecture in Greece, 47, pp 108-111

3) Consultant architect with Maria Kokkinou and Andreas Kourkoulas for “Shop and Trade”, a mixed used office development in Athens, Greece. Shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival of 2010 and included in the World Building Directory (http://www.worldbuildingsdirectory.com/project.cfm?id=2588 )

Published on the web-page of Architectural Record under the June 2011 Builting Types Study on Offices: http://archrecord.construction.com/projects/Building_types_study/Office_Buildings/2011/Shop-and-Trade.asp

Published in Space Magazine 524 July 2011, 48-53 (Seoul, South Korea) http://www.vmspace.com/eng/

Published in Architecture in Greece, 47, 2013, pp 103-107

2) Consultant architect with Maria Kokkinou and Andreas Kourkoulas, Benaki Museum at Pireos Street, Casabella 741, February 2006, pp 44-51

1) Consultant architect with Maria Kokkinou and Andreas Kourkoulas Kourkoulas for multiple works published in the theme issue Architecture in Greece, 38, 62-117: Benaki Museum, Contemporary Cultural Center, 2001-04; Office Building Complex in Maroussi – Athens, 1993-1997; Buildings at the Campus of Komotini University, Competition Second Prize, 1998; National Bank of Greece Office Building, Competition Honourable Mention, 1998; Great Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Competition, 2002.

Professional journals since 2000

3) Peponis J, 2011, “When are ideas powerful and how?” – Comment, as jury member, on the AthensX4 competition. Athens X 4: Architectural proposals for the city. An ideas Competition.(Athens: Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change - Organization for the Unification of Archaeological Sites and Urban Renewal) (Text in Greek)

2) Peponis J, 2006, “The city as search engine”, Elelef special issue For the Right to the City, 37-44 (in Greek), 45-50 (in English)

1) Peponis J, 2004, “Spatial Intentions” Architecture in Greece, 38, 66-67 (a short paper printed as a commentary on the architecture of Kokkinou-Kourkoulas, the subject of this theme issue)(in Greek).

Book chapters since 2000

4) Peponis J, 2008, “Plotting the human voice” in Karandinou A, Achtypi A, Giamarelos S (eds) Athens by Sound, Greek Participation, 11th International Architectural Exhibition La Biennale Di Venezia (Athens: Hellenic Ministry of Culture)

3) Peponis J, Bafna S, Dogan F, Dahabreh S M, 2006, “Presentational symbolic systems and architectural thinking” in Trova V, Manolides C, Papaconstantinou G (eds) Representation as a Vehicle for Architectural Thinking (Athens: School of Architecture of the University of Thessaly and Futura Editions), 40-53 (in Greek)

2) Peponis J, Wineman J, 2002, “The Spatial Structure of Environment and Behavior” in Bechtel R, Churchman A (eds) Handbook of Environmental Psychology (New York: John Wiley and Sons) 271-291

1) Peponis J, Karli M, 2001, “Air Terminal, Macedonia Airport”, in Papadopoulos L (ed), Transformations of Urban Landscape: Projects Associated with Thessaloniki, Cultural Capital of Europe, 1997 (Athens: Livanis Publishers), 84-89 (in Greek)

Book reviews in refereed journals since 2000

3) Peponis J, 2008, “The starting line of architectural conscience” A critique of Panayiotis Tournikiotis, Architecture in the Contemporary Era, in Architecture in Greece 42, 25-26 (In Greek)

2) Peponis J, 2005, “The house from the point of view of dwelling. A critique of Vrychea A, 2003, “Dwellling and housing” (Athens: Greek Letters), in Architecture in Greece, 39, 47-48 (In Greek)

1) Peponis J, 2001, “Panayiotis Tournikiotis, The Historiography of Modern Architecture”, The Journal of Architecture, 6, 97-103

Book reviews on the web since 2000

Peponis J, “Architecture in Transition”, The Constantinos A. Doxiadis web page:http://www.doxiadis.org/files/pdf/Architecture%20in%20Transition.pdf

Peponis J, “Ekistics, an Introduction to the Science of Human Settlements”, The Constantinos A. Doxiadis web page: http://www.doxiadis.org/files/pdf/ekistics_book.pdf

Refereed conference proceedings since 2000

26) Peponis J, 2013, “Investigative modeling and spatial analysis. A commentary on directions” in Koch D, Carranza P M (eds) Architectural Morphology: Investigative Modeling and Spatial Analysis Research Workshop, KTH: http://archmorphstockholm.se/John%20Peponis%20-%20Investigative%20Modeling%20an%20Spatial%20Analysis.pdf

25) Ozbil A, Peponis J, 2012, “The effects of urban form on walking to transit” in Greene M, Reyes J, Castro A (eds) Proceedings, Eighth International Space Syntax Symposium (Santiago, Chile: PUC) 8030:1-8030:15 http://www.sss8.cl/media/upload/paginas/seccion/8030_1.pdf 

 24) Bafna S, Losonczi A, Peponis J, 2012, “Perceptual tuning of a simple box” in Greene M, Reyes J, Castro A (eds) Proceedings, Eighth International Space Syntax Symposium (Santiago, Chile: PUC) 8024:1-8024-28 http://www.sss8.cl/media/upload/paginas/seccion/8024_2.pdf

 23) Peponis J, Vialard A, Scoppa M, 2009, “Plan: planning, constitution, change. Measures, networks, and principles” in Constantinos Doxiadis and his work, v.2 (Athens: Technical Chamber of Greece) 183-197

22) Carpenter A, Peponis J, 2009, “Poverty and connectivity; crossing the tracks” in in Koch D, Marcus L, Steen J (eds) Proceedings of the 7th International Space Syntax Symposium (Stockholm: KTH) 12.1-12.11 http://www.sss7.org/Proceedings/08%20Spatial%20Configuration%20and%20Social%20Structures/012_Carpenter_Peponis.pdf

21) Haynie D, Peponis J, 2009, “Atlanta: a morphological history” in Koch D, Marcus L, Steen J (eds) Proceedings of the 7th International Space Syntax Symposium (Stockholm: KTH) 87.1-87.13 http://www.sss7.org/Proceedings/05%20Spatial%20Morphology%20and%20Urban%20Growth/087_Haynie_Peponis.pdf

20) Jiang P, Peponis J, 2009, “Tower Place Drice: A Private Road” in Koch D, Marcus L, Steen J (eds) Proceedings of the 7th International Space Syntax Symposium (Stockholm: KTH) 47.1-47.11 http://www.sss7.org/Proceedings/06%20Urban%20Territoriality%20and%20Private%20and%20Public%20Space/047_Jiang_Peponis.pdf

19) Lu Y, Peponis J, Zimring C, 2009 “targeted visibility analysis in buildings” in Koch D, Marcus L, Steen J (eds) Proceedings of the 7th International Space Syntax Symposium (Stockholm: KTH) 68.1-68.10 http://www.sss7.org/Proceedings/04%20Building%20Morphology%20and%20Emergent%20Performativity/068_Lu_Peponis_Zimring.pdf

18) Ozbil A, Peponis J, Bafna S, 2009, “The effects of street configuration on transit ridership” in Koch D, Marcus L, Steen J (eds) Proceedings of the 7th International Space Syntax Symposium (Stockholm: KTH) 84.1-84.8 http://www.sss7.org/Proceedings/05%20Spatial%20Morphology%20and%20Urban%20Growth/084_Ozbil_Peponis_Bafna.pdf

17) Scoppa M, French S, Peponis J, 2009, “The effects of street connectivity upon the distribution of local vehicular traffic in Metropolitan Atlanta” in Koch D, Marcus L, Steen J (eds) Proceedings of the 7th International Space Syntax Symposium (Stockholm: KTH) 98.1-98.9

http://www.sss7.org/Proceedings/05%20Spatial%20Morphology%20and%20Urban%20Growth/098_Scoppa_French_Peponis.pdf

16) Wineman J, Peponis J, Conroy-Dalton R, 2007, “Exploring, Engaging, Understanding in Museums”, in Hölscher C, Conroy Dalton R, Turner A (eds) Space Syntax and Spatial Cognition, Proceedings of the Workshop held in Bremen, 24th September 2006, (Bremen: SFB/TR Monographs) http://www.sfbtr8.uni-bremen.de/papers/Space_alles.pdf

15) Peponis J, Allen D, Haynie D, Scoppa M, Zhang Z, 2007, “Measuring the configuration of street networks: the spatial profile of 118 urban areas in the 12 most populated metropolitan regions in the US”, in Kubat A S, Ertekin Ö, Güney Y I, Eyüboğlu E (eds): Proceedings, 6th International Space Syntax Symposium (Istanbul: ITU Faculty of Architecture) 2-1 – 2-14 http://www.spacesyntaxistanbul.itu.edu.tr/papers/longpapers/002%20-%20Peponis%20Allen%20Haynie%20Scoppa%20Zhang.pdf

14) Peponis J, Allen D, French S, Scoppa M, Brown JU, 2007, “Street connectivity and urban density: spatial measures and their correlation”, in Kubat A S, Ertekin Ö, Güney Y I, Eyüboğlu E (eds): Proceedings, 6th International Space Syntax Symposium (Istanbul: ITU Faculty of Architecture) 4 -1 – 4-12 http://www.spacesyntaxistanbul.itu.edu.tr/papers/longpapers/004%20-%20Peponis%20Allen%20French%20Scoppa%20Brown.pdf

13) Özbil A, Peponis J, 2007, “Modeling Street Connectivity and Pedestrian Movement According to Standard GIS Street Network Representations” in Kubat A S, Ertekin Ö, Güney Y I, Eyüboğlu E (eds): Proceedings, 6th International Space Syntax Symposium (Istanbul: ITU Faculty of Architecture) 18-1 – 18-9 http://www.spacesyntaxistanbul.itu.edu.tr/papers/longpapers/018%20-%20Ozbil%20Peponis.pdf

12) Zamani P, Peponis J, 2007, “Radical Discontinuity or Variations on a Theme? The Recent History of the High Museum of Art”, in Kubat A S, Ertekin Ö, Güney Y I, Eyüboğlu E (eds): Proceedings, 6th International Space Syntax Symposium (Istanbul: ITU Faculty of Architecture) 71-1 – 71-13 http://www.spacesyntaxistanbul.itu.edu.tr/papers/longpapers/071%20-%20Zamani%20Peponis.pdf

11) Jiang P, Peponis J, 2005, "Historic and emergent urban centers in the Metropolitan Atlanta Region: spatial dynamics and morphogenesis", in Ness A (ed), Proceedings, 5th International Symposium on Space Syntax, Delft University of Technology, Vol I, 283-294 http://www.spacesyntax.tudelft.nl/media/Long%20papers%20I/pengjiangpeponis.pdf

10) Peponis J, Bellal T, 2005, "In Fallingwater: spatial structure at the scale of quasi-synchronic perception", in Ness A (ed), Proceedings, 5th International Symposium on Space Syntax, Delft University of Technology, Vol I, 65-81 http://www.spacesyntax.tudelft.nl/media/Long%20papers%20I/peponis.pdf

9) Shpuza E, Peponis J, 2005, "Floorplate shapes and office layouts", in Ness A (ed), Proceedings, 5th International Symposium on Space Syntax, Delft University of Technology, Vol II, 89-102 http://www.spacesyntax.tudelft.nl/media/longpapers2/ermalshpuzapeponis.pdf

8) Stavroulaki G, Peponis J, 2005, "Seen in a different light: Icons in Byzantine museums and churches", in Ness A (ed), Proceedings, 5th International Symposium on Space Syntax, Delft University of Technology, Vol II, 251-263) http://www.spacesyntax.tudelft.nl/media/longpapers2/giannastavroulaki.pdf

7) Dalton N, Peponis J, Conroy-Dalton R, 2003, “To tame a TIGER one has to know its nature: Extending Weighted Angular Integration Analysis for the description of GIS road center-line data for large scale urban analysis”, Fourth International Space Syntax Symposium, University College London (ed Julienne Hanson), London UK, 65.1-65.10 http://217.155.65.93:81/symposia/SSS4/fullpapers/65Dalton-Peponispaper.pdf

6) He W, Peponis J, 2003, “Modalities of poetic syntax in the work of Hejduk”, Fourth International Space Syntax Symposium, University College London (ed Julienne Hanson), London UK, 30.1-30.16

http://217.155.65.93:81/symposia/SSS4/fullpapers/30He-Peponispaper.pdf

5) Peponis J, Conroy-Dalton R, Wineman J, Dalton N, 2003, “Path, theme and narrative in open plan exhibition settings”, Fourth International Space Syntax Symposium, University College London (ed Julienne Hanson), London UK, 29.1-29.20 http://217.155.65.93:81/symposia/SSS4/fullpapers/29_Peponis.pdf

4) Peponis J, Karadima C, Bafna S, 2003, “On the formulation of spatial meaning in architectural design”, Fourth International Space Syntax Symposium, University College London (ed Julienne Hanson), London UK, 2.1-2.20 http://217.155.65.93:81/symposia/SSS4/fullpapers/02Peponispaper.pdf

3) Spanou I, Peponis J, 2003, “Architectural atmosphere and the spatially situated body”, Fourth International Space Syntax Symposium, University College London (ed Julienne Hanson), London UK, 60.1-60.14 http://217.155.65.93:81/symposia/SSS4/fullpapers/60Spanou-Peponispaper.pdf

2) Stavroulaki G, Peponis J, 2003, “The spatial construction of seeing at Castelvecchio”, Fourth International Space Syntax Symposium, University College London (ed Julienne Hanson), London UK, 66.1-66.14 http://217.155.65.93:81/symposia/SSS4/fullpapers/66Stavroulaki-Peponis.pdf

1) Peponis J, Wineman J and Bafna S (eds) 2001, Proceedings, 3rd International Symposium on Space Syntax, (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning). This includes Peponis J, 2001, “Interacting Questions and Descriptions”, xiii-xxvi

Newspaper articles since 2000

3) Peponis, J. 2010, “Le Corbusier’s mind” Kathimerini, 11 December, Arts and Culture, p. 4, (Book review for Tournikiotis, Panayiotis, 2010, Le Corbusier’s Diagonal (Athens: Pendulum Editions) (in Greek) http://news.kathimerini.gr/4dcgi/_w_articles_civ_2_11/12/2010_425451

2) Peponis J, 2010, “Museums as stage sets: how does architecture guide perception?” Kathimerini, 18 September, Arts and Culture p.4 (in Greek – Kathimerini is a major daily newspaper) (Book review for: Tzortzi K, 2010, The architecture of museum space” (Athens: Kaleidoscope Editions)) (in Greek) http://news.kathimerini.gr/4dcgi/_w_articles_civ_2_18/09/2010_415373

1) Peponis J, 2001, “Relations of Symmetry – Dialogue with the projects and buildings of Swiss Architect Mario Botta” [book review for Irene Sakellaridou, 2001, Mario Botta: Architectural Poetics (London: Thames and Hudson)], Sunday Vima, 19 Aug 2001, (section on books). (in Greek) http://www.tovima.gr/default.asp?pid=2&ct=47&artid=136053&dt=19/08/2001

PhD dissertations supervised

18) Alice Vialard (2013): A Typology of Block faces (Committee members: Dr. Sonit Bafna, Professor of the Practice David Green. External examiners: Professor Philip Steadman, University College London; Dr. Emily Talen, Arizona State University)

17) Martin Scoppa (2012): Towards a Theory of Distributed Attraction: The effect of street network configuration upon the distribution of retail in the City of Buenos Aires (Committee members: Dr. Steve French, Dr. Sonit Bafna. External Examiners: Dr. Anne Vernez Moudon, University of Washington, Seattle; Dr. Lars Marcus, KTH, Stockholm)

Present position: Post-doctoral fellow, Singapore University of Technology and Design and MIT  

16) Yi Lu (2011): Directed Visibility Analysis: Three case studies on the relationship between building layout, perception and behavior (Committee members: Dr. Sonit Bafna, Dr. Craig Zimring; External Examiners: Dr. Sophia Psarra, University College London; Professor Michael Benedikt, University of Texas, Austin)

Present position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Division of Building Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong.

15) Ayse Ozbil (2010): Walking to the station: the effects of urban form on walkability and transit ridership (Committee members: Dr. Sonit Bafna, Dr. Michael Meyer, Dr. Catherine Ross; External Examiners: Dr. Susan Handy, U California Davis, Dr. Darçın Akin, Gebze Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü)

Present position: Assistant Professor, Department ofArchitecture, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture,Okan University, Istanbul, Turkey. http://ayseozbil.com/ 

14) Peng Jiang (2009): Dense urbanism at the old edge: conflict and reconciliation of streets and buildings (Committee members: Doug Allen, Mike Dobbins, Dr. Sonit Bafna; External Examiner Dr. Jean Wineman, U. Michigan)

Present Position: Associate and Director of Planning H & S International LLC

13) Pegah Zamani (2008): Views across boundaries and groupings across categories: the morphology of display in the galleries of the High Museum of Art 1983-2003 (Committee members: Dr. Sonit Bafna, Dr. Ellen Do; External Examiners: Dr. Kenneth Knoespel, Dr. David Brenneman)

Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Southern Polytechnic State University, Atlanta, GA, USA. 

12) Saleem Mokbel Dahabreh (2006): The formulation of design: the case of the Islip Courthouse by Richard Meier (Committee members: Dr. Sonit Bafna, Dr. Thanos Economou; Dr. Craig Zimring; External Examiners: Dr. Jean Wineman)

Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture Engineering, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

11) Ermal Shpuza (2005): Floorplate Shapes and Office Layouts: A model of the effect of floorplate on circulation integration (Committee members: Dr. Sonit Bafna and Dr. Ruth Conroy Dalton; External Examiners, Dr. Frank Duffy and Professor Philip Steadman)

Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Southern Polytechnic State University, Atlanta, GA, USA

10) Weiling He (2005): Flatness transformed and otherness embodied, a study of John Hejduk’s Diamond Museum and Wall House 2 across the media of painting, poetry, architectural drawing and architectural space. (Committee members: Dr. Kenneth Koespel, Dr. Sonit Bafna. External Examiners: Dr. David Shapiro and Dr. Sophia Psarra).

Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, College of Architecture, University of Texas A&M, College Station, TX, USA http://archone.tamu.edu/faculty/whe/ 

9) Sonit Bafna (2001): A Morphology of Intentions. An Interpretation of Mies van der Rohe’s Residential Designs. (Committee members: Dr. Ronald Lewcock; Professor Charles Eastman; Dr. Thanos Economou. External Examiners: Professor Michael Baxandall, Berkeley; Professor Philip Steadman, University College London)

Present position: Associate Professor, School of Architecture, College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA http://www.arch.gatech.edu/people/sonit-bafna 

8) Aarati Kanekar (2000): The Geometry of Love and the Topography of Fear. On translation and metamorphosis from poem to building. (Examiners: Dr. Richard Martin, Professor of Classics, Stanford University; Professor Thomas Schumacher, Architecture, University of Maryland. Advisory Committee Members: Dr. Kenneth Knoespel, Language, Culture and Communication, Georgia tech; Dr. Ronald Lewcock, GIT)

Present position: Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Interior Design, DAAP, University of Cincinnati, OH, USA http://www.daap.uc.edu/people/profiles/kanekaa

7) Abdulgader Amir (1998): The Spatial Logic of Pedestrian Movement and Exploration in the Central Area of Jeddah: The Effect of Spatial Configuration on Shopping Behaviors. (Examiners: Dr. AlSayyad, University of California at Berkeley, Alan Penn, Senior Lecturer, University College London, Dr. Jean Wineman. Advisory committee:  Dr. Ron Lewcock, Dr. Craig Zimring)

Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, College of Environmental Design, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia http://faculty.kfupm.edu.sa/ARCH/aamir/ 

6) Mahbub Rashid (1998): On the Configurational Studies of Building Plans from the Viewpoint of a Situated Observer. (Examiners: Professor Bill Hillier, University of London; Professor Lionel March, UCLA. Advisory Committee: Dr. Ron Lewcock; Dr. Jean Wineman)

Present position: Professor, School of Architecture, Design and Planning, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA http://www.saud.ku.edu/architecture/people/faculty/mahbubrashid 

5) Sung Hong Kim (1995): Visual and Spatial Metaphors of Shop Architecture. (Examiners: Professor Anthony Vidler, Director, Dpt History of Art, UCLA; Dr. Kenneth Knoespel, Director, Language Culture and Communication, GIT. Advisory Committee: Dr. R. Lewcock, Dr. J.  Wineman)

Present position: Professor, School Head, School of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, The University of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea http://archurban.maru.net 

4) Frieda Peatross (1994): The Spatial Dimensions of Control in Restricted Settings . (Examiners: Professor Bill Hillier, University College London, Mark Goldman, Director of Planning, Rosser International. Advisory Committee: Dr. Ronald Lewcock, (GIT), Dr. Craig Zimring, (GIT))

Present position: Senior Project Consultant, Gleeds, Atlanta, GA, USA

3) Uriel Abraham Levi (1993): The Spatial Logic of Animal Culture: Implications for Bioexhibit Design . (Examiners: Dr C. Zimring (GIT), Dr. E. Stevens (Zoo Atlanta). Advisory Committe: Dr. J. Wineman, (GIT), Dr. D. Forthman (Zoo Atlanta))

2) Yaldiz Yehya Eid (1992): Bi-polarity and Interface in the Spatial Organization of Cairo Apartments. (Examiners: Dr. C. Zimring (GIT), Dr. C. Hill (Chair, Anthropology, Georgia State University). Advisory Committee: Dr. J. Wineman (GIT), Dr. R. Lewcock, (GIT))

Present position: Assistant Professor, Zagazig University, Cairo, Egypt

1) Yoon Kyung Choi (1991): The Structure of Exploration and Encounter in Museum  Layouts.  (Examiners: Dr. M. Anderson (Director, Emory University Museum of Art and Archaeology), Ms Harvey (Manager of Exhibition, the High Museum of Art), Dr. J. Hanson (The Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College London). Advisory Committee: Dr. J. Wineman (GIT), Dean W. Fash (GIT))

Present position:  Professor, College of Engineering, Chung Ang University, Seoul, South Korea

PhD dissertations committee member

16) Ann Carpenter, 2013, Resilience in the Social and Physical Realms: Lessons from the Gulf Coast (Advisor: Dr. Michael Elliott)

15) Jin Kook Lee, 2010, Building Environment Rule and Analysis (BERA) Language (Advisor: Chuck Eastman)

14) Jae Min Lee, 2010, Automatic Checking of Circulation Requirements under Design Development Phases (Advisor: Chuck Eastman)

13) Arief Setiawan, 2009,  Modernity in architecture in relation to context (Advisor: Dr Ron Lewcock)

12) mario Romero, 2009, Supporting Human Interpretation and Analysis of Activity Capture through Overhead Video (Advisor: Dr Gregory Aboud)

11) Deborah Anntoinette Middleton, 2009, Growth and Expansion in Post-War Design Strategies: C. A. Doxiadis and the First Strategic Plan for Riyardh, Saudi Arabia (1968-1972) (Advisor: Professor Richard Dagenhart)

10) Edward Din, 2008, Emergent Symmetries: A Group Theoretic Analysis of an exemplar of late modernism: the Smith house by Richard Meier (Advisor: Dr. Athanasios Economou)

9) Gayle Nicoll, 2006, Taking the stairs: Physical environmental features that explain why people use stairs in 3 to 4 story academic workplace buildings (Advisor: Dr. Craig Zimring)

8) Jane Wolford, 2004, Architectural Contextualism in the Twentieth Century, with Particular Reference to the Architects E. Fay Jones and John Carl Warnecke (Advisors: Ron Lewcock and Robert Craig)

7) Samiran Chanchani, 2002, Architecture/Institutions: The Central Public Library in America, 1887-1925 (Advisor: Professor Ron Lewcock)

6) Saif-ul-Haq, 2001, Complex Architectural Settings: an investigation of spatial and cognitive variables through wayfinding behavior (Advisor: Dr. Craig Zimring)

5) Margaret Gilchrist Serrato, 2001, Building Based Communication Research (Advisor: Dr. Jean Wineman)

4) Ameen Farooq, 1999: Social and Spatial Implications of Community Based residential Environments on Crime in Urban Settings.  (Advisor Larry Keating).

3) Seung Koo Jo, 1996: The Balance Between Pedestrian and Vehicular Movement in Relation to Street Configuration. (Advisor Doug Allen).

2) Michel Lincourt, 1995:  In Search of Elegance . (Advisor Jean Wineman).

1) Bettye Rose Connell, 1992: 'Elopement' Opportunities Among Dementia Patients in Nursing Homes: Architectural Considerations. (Advisor John Archea).

PhD dissertations supervised at the National Technical University of Athens

2) Maria Moira, 2011, “The indiscernible city of Herakleion: representations of the city in literature at a time of transition” (Committee members: Dr. Andreas Kourkoulas, NTUA; Dr. George Parmenidis, NTUA; Examiners: Dr. Zisis Kotionis, University of Thessaly at Volos;  Dr. Nelly Marda, NTUA; Dr. Petros Martinidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Dr. Stavros Stavridis, NTUA)

1) Ioanna Stavroulaki, 2008, “The spatial construction of museum meaning: the re-contextualization of “The Wisdom of God” from Hagia Sophia, Thessaloniki, to the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki” (Committee members: Dr. Andreas Kourkoulas and Dr. Georgios Parmenidis; examiners: Dr. Alexandra Bounia, University of the Aegean, Paraskeui Babalou-Noukaki NTUA, Georgios Makris, NTUA, Dr. Iakovos Potamianos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

 

International PhD dissertation examiner

25) Homeira Shayesteh, 2013, "Typo-morphological Approach to Housing Transformation in Tehran" (University College London: Advisor: Professor Philip Steadman)

24)  Papadias A, 2012, “Futuristic design, 1945-1990” (National Technical University of Athens: Advisor: Dr. George Parmenides)

23) Rodrigo Mora, 2009, “The cognitive roots of space syntax” (University College London: Advisor: Dr. Ruth Conroy Dalton)

22) Costis Velonis, 2008, Habitation in Modern and Contemporary Sculpture (National Technical University of Athens: Advisor: Dr Panayiotis Tournikiotis)

21) Lucas Figueiredo, 2009, “Continuity Lines: Network analysis in urban morphology” (University College London. Advisor: Mike Batty)

20) Evagelia Tsilika, 2008, “The relationship of Surface-Depth and the way of the mask in the architecture of the 20th century: the case of Marcel Breuer” (National Technical University of Athens. Advisor: Dr. Panayiotis Tournikiotis)

19) Kali Tzortzi, 2007, The Interaction Between Building Layout and Display Layout in Museums, (University College London. Advisor: Bill Hillier)

18) I Primali D H Paranagamage, 2006, Changing Boundaries and Meanings of the Home: A case study of middle class houses in Sri Lanka (University College London. Advisor: Julienne Hanson)

17) Mir Azimzadeh, 2003: Evolving Urban Culture in Transforming Cities (Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg. Advisors: Bjorn Klarqvist and Hans Bjur)

16) Anna-Johanna Klasande, 2003, Suburban Navigation: a study of hidden and visual features in urban design (Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg. Advisor: Hans Bjur)

15) Constatntinos M Polyoudakis, 2003: The Phenomenological Basis of Architecture (National Technical University of Athens, Advisor Iosif Stefanou)

14) Hadjichristos Christakis Antonakis, 2002, The Roles of the Architect and Client in the Production of the Contemporary Cypriot House as a Social and Cultural Entity (University College London. Advisor: Dr. Julienne Hanson)

13) Constatinos Deligiannidis, 2001, Descriptions of Domestic Space in Greece 1950-70, According to Μiddle Class Models as Documented and Projected by Greek Cinema (National Technical University of Athens. Advisor: Professor Georges Parmenides).

12) Zoi Georgiadou, 2001, The Spatial Morphology of Buildings for Child Care: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Co-presence and Patterns of Control (National Technical University of Athens. Advisor: Professor Solon Xenopoulos)

11) Zafos Xagoraris, 2000, Techniques of Surprise and the Construction of Miracles in the Work of Heron of Alexandria (National Technical University of Athens, Advisor Dr. George Parmenidis)

10) Eman A Farah, 2000, House Form and Social Norma. A Spatial Analysis of DomesticArchitecture in Wad Nubbawi, Sudan (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. Advisor Professor Bjorn Klarqvist).

9) Lars Marcus, 2000, Architectural Knowledge and Urbanity - Studies on the Functional Performance of Urban Areas (Royal Institute of Technology - KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. Advisor Dr. Jesper Steen)

8) Young Ook Kim, 1999: Spatial configuration, Spatial Cognition and Spatial Behavior: The Role of Architectural Intelligibility in Shaping Spatial Experience.  (University College London, Advisor Alan Penn)

7) Farida Nilufar, 1997: The Spatial and Social Structuring of Local Areas in Dhaka City - A Morphological Study of the Urban Grid with Reference to Neighborhood Character within Naturally Grown Areas. (University College London, Advisor Julienne Hanson).

6) Sophia Psarra, 1997:  Geometrical Walks in Architectural Space - The synchronous order of geometry and the sequential experience of space. (University College London, Advisor Julienne Hanson)

5) Zisis Kotionis, 1993: The Question of Origin in the Work of Dimitris Pikionis, with special reference to landscape design at the Acropolis of Athens . (National Technical University of Athens. Advisor Ioannis Liapis)

4) Ye Min, Space and Use: A Study of the Built Neighborhoods. 1992 (Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden. Advisor Bjorn Klarqvist)

3) Douglas Vieira de Aguiar, 1991: Grid Configuration and Land Use: A Syntactic Study of Porto Alegre (Brazil). (University College London. Advisor Bill Hillier)

2) Michael Jones, 1989, Models for Educating Architects in this Century and the Next, GIT

1) Marjanna Berg, 1987, Spatial Aspects of Social Organization, an Analysis of Day Care Centers (Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden. Advisor Bjorn Klarqvist)

Current PhD students

  • Chen Feng
  • Dawn Haynie
  • Julie Zook