Georgios Kontominas

Intermediate Designer

Georgios perceives architecture as a problem-solving practice based on theoretical foundations, transforming into applied research. He approaches the unique parameters of each project with openness and curiosity, translating opportunities and constraints into clear design directions that are sensitive to client and contextual needs. He is influenced by the work of Peter Zumthor and Christian Norberg-Schulz, focusing on the importance of context, experience, and materiality in architecture.

He began his career in Greece at Sparch Architects, winning several competitions, and working on a wide range of projects and scales including, Germanina’s Farm Renovation in Cyprus, the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus and the American Anatolia Elementary School in Thessaloniki. Prior to joining WRNS Studio, he worked for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), on several high-rise office towers and mixed-use complexes in the US, China and Australia, as well as on the new masterplan for the city of Chongqing. Currently, he is working on the design teams of the Rockwood Evelyn Campus and the Ross Drive Campus Renewal.

Georgios holds a Diploma in Architectural Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Greece, graduating Summa Cum Laude and being Valedictorian. He earned his second Master’s degree from UC Berkeley, College of Environmental Design, with Distinction, receiving merit-based scholarships from the department and being a Gerondelis Foundation Scholar and a Stavros Niarchos Award recipient. While at UC Berkeley, he also worked as a Graduate Student Researcher concentrating on additive manufacturing and digital fabrication, with his research being presented at the ACADIA 2017 Conference at MIT. He remains academically active conducting research with his former professor at UC Berkeley where he is also a Visiting Design Critic.

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