Aphrodite Stathopoulou is an architect and urban designer currently working at the Basel based practice, Harry Gugger Studio. She holds a MArch from National Technical University of Athens, Greece and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design with Distinction from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Throughout
her studies, she has been awarded the Harvard Grant, the Gerondelis Foundation Scholarship, and the GRE AT 2013 award.
Aphrodite has worked on urban, civic and residential projects and has participated in award-winning competitions in Athens, Boston and Basel. As part of Harry Gugger Studio, her work includes urban studies and competitions as project leader.
Aphrodite has taught an introductory Urban Design studio at the Harvard Graduate School of Design Career Discovery program. In addition, she has lectured and participated in jury panels in institutions such as the Boston Architectural College and the Rhode Island School of Design.
Aphrodite’s work has been featured in several publications & exhibitions in Athens and Boston, including the Harvard GSD Platform publication and exhibition 2013 and 2014.
Her academic research, focuses around the themes of cartography and the historic city, emphasizing ideas of collective memory, perception and experience of a place.
She frequently experiments with various forms of representation including, mixed media, film and collage. Throughout her work, she has been focusing on the process of systemic thinking, aiming for coherent design narratives that have a wider cognitive or educational impact and she is committed to combining these efforts into her teaching.