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Portrait of Thanos Balafoutis

Thanos Balafoutis

Architect/Lighting Designer Hellenic Open University Greece Academic Research

Thanos Balafoutis is an architect, graduated the School of Architecture of the University "Federico II" of Naples, Italy (gained a three-time-partial scholarship) (2007, Hons) and the MA program "Lighting Design" of the Hellenic Open University (2015, Hons), Greece. Currently he is Adjunct Professor, Researcher and a PhD candidate of the Hellenic Open University. In 2014 he co-founded "Krama architects", an award winning firm providing architectural and lighting design. He has attended Erasmus Intensive Programs such as "Lighting Design - State of the Art and Trends" (Athens, Porto, Berlin), “Environmental Design of Urban Open Spaces” (Barcelona), "Early Renaissance Architecture in Italy: from Alberti to Bramante" (Rome) and participated as lecturer in the architecture workshops "Citylab 2014" and "Citylab 2015". He has been a member of several research groups for the restoration, enhancement and use of buildings and areas, including research teams studying the urban planning. Also he is involved in scenography and lighting design in artistic productions and theatrical plays. He is a founding member of the Hellenic Lighting Association (HELIA), member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, the Panhellenic Union of Architects, the International Association of Designers - I.A.D. (as krama architects) and the International Design Club - I.D.C. (as krama architects).