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Markella Menikou


Markella Menikou is an Associate Professor and is the Head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Nicosia.

She received a BA (Hons) in Architecture, a Bachelor of Architecture with Distinction and an MA in Bioclimatic Architecture from the Manchester School of Architecture. She received scholarships and funding from the Cypriot Government and in the UK for high academic achievement.

She taught at the Manchester School of Architecture from 2003 to 2007, as a Lecturer in Architec-tural Technology. She has been the Head of BA Technology since September 2006.

In parallel to her academic involvement, she has been involved in professional practice since 2000 and has qualified as a RIBA Chartered Architect in the UK, following graduation from the Advanced Diploma in Professional Practice in Architecture [RIBA Part3]. She has extensive professional expe-rience in the UK, ranging from small-scale refurbishment projects to large-scale project manage-ment and contract administration.

She has been working as a freelance architect since her re-settlement in Cyprus in 2008 and founded the studio “Markella Menikou Chartered Architect”. She has received a number of distinctions locally and internationally. She represented Cyprus in the prestigious Mies Van Der Rohe Awards 2022 and in the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2008 with the project ‘Easylove’. She presented her personal work and research at several conferences and publications. Her current research interests include instrumental architecture, technology as an operational language in architecture, theory of technology, prefabricated building systems, buildability and sustainability.

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