Maria Kokkinou studied Architecture at the NTUA (National Technical University of Athens) and holds a Master of Science in Αdvanced Architectural Studies from the Bartlett School of Architecture, at the University of London.
Andreas Kourkoulas studied Architecture at the NTUA and his Ph.D. thesis from the Bartlett School of Architecture was entitled “Linguistics in Architectural Theory and Criticism after Modernism”. Since 1992, he has been teaching at the School of Architecture of the NTUA.
After completing their studies, both Maria and Andreas returned to Greece in 1987. Since then, they have established an architectural office in Athens (KK Architects) and have designed a wide range of private and high-profile public projects, such as office buildings, residences and museums, including the Benaki Museum building on Pireos Street, the offices of “Folli Follie” at Ag. Stefanos and the “Shop and Trade” building in Tavros.
Their office has also won awards and mentions in numerous architecture competitions. The totality of their work has been exhibited to the public upon the invitation of such bodies as the Hellenic Architects Association, the Technical Chamber of Greece and others. On various occasions, specialized Greek and foreign magazines have published articles on their work.
In 2012, they were invited to the Space Syntax 8 (Chile) international conference, where they presented part of their lifework.