Ivy Nanopoulou is discussing the role of architects in addressing critical issues related to the development of the modern world and its negative impact on the planet and its resources.
She believes that society is not mature enough to take responsibility for these issues and that it must be owned by everyone. She highlights the depletion of natural resources and the negative impact of air pollution on human health.
Born in Alexandria, Egypt, Ivy Nanopoulou graduated from the Ecole Spéciale d’ Architecture (ESA) in Paris and joined TPA (Thymio Papayannis and Associates), as an associate in 1978, as a partner in 1987 and as Managing Partner in 1999. Ivy is managing the firm with full commitment to its social role and its environmental and culturally sensitive approach, to the power it draws from its diversity, multidisciplinary structure and cohesion of its human resources, the professional culture, as well as its continuous quest for innovation.
During the years of her work as Managing Partner, TPA has extended its consulting and design services from spatial, urban planning and architecture to the new field of landscaping and urban design and has dealt with a variety of large and complex projects in Greece, Europe
and the Middle East. Some of the main and more representative projects of TPA during this period are: the regeneration of the Athens coastal front at Faleron with Olympic venues of Tae Kwon Do and Beach Volley and the creation of a Metropolitan Park of 55ha; the “King
Abdullah II Metropolitan Park in Amman – Jordan”; the cultural park “the Greeks and the Sea” in Floisvos (1st price at architectural competition); the renovation of the cultural facilities of the Athens’ Conservatoire as well as the landscape of its surrounding plot.
Ivy is also founding member of the Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (MedINA), a non-profit organization based in Athens, Greece established in 2003. Ivy’s engagement at MedINA involves matters relating to protection and promotion of buildings,
cultural sites, and landscapes.
Ivy is a member of numerous International Associations, such as: ICOMOS, IEA, ULI etc.