He graduated in architectural engineering from the Technical University of Athens in , obtaining a doctorate from Charlottenburg University today Technical University of Berlin a year later. He distinguished himself as Minister of Reconstruction at the end of the war and it was this experience that allowed him in the s to gain large housing contracts in dozens of countries. In Doxiadis was a coordinator of the Greek Recovery Programme and under-secretary of the Ministry of Coordination. In the company changed its name to DA International Co. Consultants on Development and Ekistics. The family returned to Greece.
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Paul has an intuitive design sensibility, and has gained an international reputation for innovative, site sensitive and ecologically sustainable design in the field of urban design, site planning and resort architecture. A published writer and adjunct professor, Paul lectures internationally on the subject of new urbanism, site planning, golf course community design, and sustainable urban design. Born on the east coast and raised in central Canada, Paul calls the west coast home.
He approaches the disciplines of design and planning as partners in place making, seeking to foster understanding and strengthen the relationship between policy and built form, purpose and experience. Work in Canada has increasingly required a broad spectrum of skills extending well beyond innovative design and planning to include market and financial feasibility, stakeholder engagement, infrastructure design standards, and development negotiation.
Through his hands-on approach, Paul has developed a respected reputation for reconciling the competing interests underlying every project to realize change that is both sustaining and holistic. Paul draws experience from both the private and public sectors, having worked in Community Parks on Vancouver Island and collaborated as Research Associate on the province-wide consultations and landmark report for the Provincial Review of the Agricultural Land Commission Act.
With 25 years of experience in the design of complex local and international projects, Mark has developed a unique methodology to deliver high quality results that reveal and celebrate the unique attributes of a place. Trained as an Architect, Mark has a particular interest and specialization in a holistic approach to design that balances Architecture, Planning and Landscape to create site and culture specific meaningful places.
Integration of these disciplines forms the philosophical foundation of EKISTICS — to create memorable human habitats with a balance between built form, open space and public realm.
In addition to a wide range of private sector design and project management experience, Mark spent a number of years as the Senior Architect-Urban Design with the National Capital Commission in Ottawa, a federal crown corporation whose mandate is to plan and build the National Canadian Capital City of Ottawa. During his time he designed and managed numerous projects within the Canadian Federal National Capital Core. She plays a pivotal role, ensuring critical synchronization between clients, consultants and design teams in the Vancouver studio.
Leah possesses a unique and diverse skill set, with an understanding of architecture, planning and landscape design, combined with fluency in Cantonese, Mandarin and English, that places her at the nexus of EKISTICS work in China. With a diverse background of growing up in China, and a professional Architectural education in Canada, Leah possesses a special insight in bridging the unique aspects of Western and Asian cultures, ensuring a seamless execution of EKISTICS international work.
Designing buildings in context is a driving force behind his approach, exploring innovative solutions to complex programs at a variety of scales, while consistently bringing a thoughtful consideration of form, space and material.
Ron pushes the boundaries of convention bringing life and excitement to each new project. Ron understands the realities of the many forces that shape a successful project, be it physical, financial, marketing or technical, Ron has the ability to turn constraints into opportunities for his clients.
With a professional degree in Landscape Architecture and a Masters in Architecture, his comprehensive approach to design has resulted in successful projects in Canada, China, Africa and Vietnam with a focus on resort, hotel, community center and clubhouse buildings.
With an interest in wood design and technology Ron lead a team to design one of the first modern glulam buildings in China. Mark believes in a collaborative design and construction process, working alongside clients and municipalities throughout the approvals process. His projects range from large scale mixed-use master planned communities to boutique townhome developments and custom residences.
Mark began his career working for both architectural and structural engineering firms in Ontario and British Columbia where he gained an appreciation for the tectonics of architecture working on institutional projects for municipal governments and First Nations clients.
Mark strives for design solutions with a sustainable approach to architectural and planning issues. Part of the EKISTICS team since its inception in , he has gained a reputation for his ability to implement optimal road and building solutions in a way that is sensitive to the preservation of the unique natural attributes of a development site.
With an academic background in architecture, Federico brings over 25 years of professional experience as an urban designer and site planner. His expertise lies in architectural design as it relates to urban form, addressing large-scale design issues in the context of livability at a human scale. While highly skilled in technical and computer design software, Steven truly excels as an artist, creating beautiful designs by hand.
Drawing since childhood, Steven is an award-winning artist, exhibiting his paintings in multiple galleries and shows. He excels with conceptual design, from planning new communities to designing boutique resorts, and enjoys translating big ideas into real solutions from detailed landscape architectural design through construction. Holding a degree in Landscape Architecture from Kansas State University, Steven began his career in Florida, becoming licensed in the state in , and leading the creative direction in prestigious international design firms for luxury resorts, prominent communities and new towns.
Steven travels extensively in support of EKISTICS numerous international projects, applying his passion for innovation and his ability to create design solutions that are both functional and aesthetically inspiring. His many travels to cities, museums and art galleries throughout Europe and Asia continually work to stimulate his interest in art and its assimilation into progressive landscape architecture.
Through her extensive experience in graphic design and branding, Lisa guides a team of designers and professionals overseeing and managing simultaneous projects and delivering effective design solutions. An ideas person and hands on creative, Lisa studied Art and Design in England before focusing on Design Communications and developing her talent for graphic design.
Creating and designing for over 15 years, Lisa has worked on a diverse range of brands as a graphic designer, art director and lead creative, gaining extensive experience in design and branding — something she is truly passionate about. Developing engaging marketing concepts to beautiful vision books and presentations, Lisa approaches each project with enthusiasm and attention to detail, bringing a passionate energy to her work and delivering exceptional designs.
A team-builder and strong leader, Ryan enjoys sharing his expertise and with his colleagues, through his role as Associate Partner. Ryan began his career in Calgary in , after graduating from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. After spending some time with a custom home builder, he moved to Vancouver where he began to develop his experience in multi-family residential design working with several well-known developers. His significant experience in project management, his solutions-oriented approach to design and construction, as well as his high level of technical know-how benefits EKISTICS clients, projects and makes him a great resource to others.
Constantinos A. Doxiadis
The shorter Oxford English Dictionary contains a reference to an ecist, oekist or oikist, defining him as: "the founder of an ancient Greek In addition, the adjectives ekistic and ekistical, the adverb ekistically, and the noun ekistician are now also in current use. The notion of ekistics implies that understanding the interaction between and within human groups—infrastructure, agriculture, shelter, function job -- in conjunction with their environment directly affects their well-being individual and collective. The subject begins to elucidate the ways in which collective settlements form and how they inter-relate.
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Paul has an intuitive design sensibility, and has gained an international reputation for innovative, site sensitive and ecologically sustainable design in the field of urban design, site planning and resort architecture. A published writer and adjunct professor, Paul lectures internationally on the subject of new urbanism, site planning, golf course community design, and sustainable urban design. Born on the east coast and raised in central Canada, Paul calls the west coast home. He approaches the disciplines of design and planning as partners in place making, seeking to foster understanding and strengthen the relationship between policy and built form, purpose and experience.
Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis