Richard Economakis

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Richard Economakis combines practice and teaching in architecture. He is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame and currently serves as Director of Architecture and Urbanism in the School of Architecture’s Graduate Program. He joined the School in 1996 after years of working with prominent firms in London and New York. He is both a Greek and US citizen and received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Cornell University. While in London he worked as an editor at Academy Editions. He is the author of books on the architecture of the Acropolis in Athens, and the towns and buildings of Nisyros, an island in the Aegean Sea. His most recent edited work is the book Durability in Construction, which showcases new buildings that employ traditional techniques, with essays by their authors. The publication was selected as the July 2015 ‘Book of the Month’ by the Royal Institute of British Architects. His design for a Civic Hall at Cayalá received a prestigious 2013 Palladio Award. In 2015 his work in the same town in collaboration with Leon Krier and Estudio Urbano was honored with an Acanthus Award from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art’s Chicago Midwest Chapter, and an urbanism award from the International Making Cities Livable organization.