Architecture & Environment
Thomas Wong AIA
In his 28-year tenure at Ennead, Thomas Wong has provided insightful design leadership on a broad range of building and program typologies, from museums to ambulatory care centers and inpatient hospitals. The projects he has designed span multiple geographic regions, from Asia and the Middle East to cities across the United States. The diversity of typologies and contexts in which he designs speak to the range of his design approach: Thomas treats each design problem as a unique set of opportunities and issues that lead to a distinct, specific, and authentic solution. His projects have received global recognition and multiple design awards.
Shanghai Astronomy Museum | Shanghai, China
Yale University Art Gallery Renovation and Expansion | New Haven, CT
Wuxi Museum and Art Park Design Competition I Wuxi City, China
Natural History Museum of Utah I Salt Lake City, UT
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Master Plan and Renovation I New York, NY
Brooklyn Museum, Entry Pavilion and Plaza I Brooklyn, NY
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Education Center | Washington, DC
American Museum of Natural History, Starr Natural Sciences Building I New York, NY
Stanford University, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts I Stanford, CA
Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Competition I Tianjin, China
The Walters Art Museum Master Plan I Baltimore, MD
Barnard College, Academic Space Planning |New York, NY
Cristina Ampatzidou is a Rotterdam-based freelance researcher and curator with a background in Architecture and Urbanism and Head of Programming for the Architecture Film Festival of Rotterdam.
Marina Karamali graduated from The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL with a BSc in Architecture. She also attended a course on Filmmaking at Central St. Martins. She then attended a Masters Degree course in Architecture and Digital Media at the University of Westminster, where she graduated with a distinction. She also completed a Master course in Architecture (RIBA PartII). After completing her studies, she collaborated with architectural firms in Athens and Paris. She was involved in a number of different projects, such as the Costa Navarino Hotel Development at Messinia, the Thessaloniki Underground and the One Kleomenous project. In August 2013, she joined the DS10 team of the University of Westminster, to built two pavilions (‘Fractal Cult’ and ‘Shipwreck’) at the Burning Man festival, in the Nevada desert. In 2017 she co-founded KKMK Architects with Kate Karagianni. The firm has been involved in residential, hospitality and commercial projects such as the White Peeble Suites in Milos Island, the K45 Residence in P. Psychiko and residential projects at Athens Riviera, Santorini, Indonesia, Australia and Egypt. Her interest in cutting edge technologies related to architecture has contributed to the practice’s bespoke proposals. Her work has been exhibited at the Benaki Museum in Athens and at the Shape to Fabrication conference in London.
Maria Papafigou is an architect and a founding partner of the Stockholm- and Athens-based office OOAK - One of a Kind Architects. The Greek-Swedish Ooak architects is tuned by Maria papafigou and partner Johan Annerhed. Maria studied architecture in Sweden, Barcelona, and Athens, and did her postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Arts in Sweden. In the past, she has held the position of lecturer at the School of Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH). The office is small in size and works with projects of varying scales in a broad variety of environments around the globe. OOAK architects approaches each project with sensitivity and thought, aiming to create one of a kind projects with distinct identities tailored to their specific conditions and needs. Specific attributes such as physical and cultural contexts, climate, people and program are often are the driving forces for the design process. We always bear with us the distinct traditions of our two countries and all our projects are colored by the Nordic respect for nature and the Greek vernacular attitude for tailor-made solutions