P.Makridis + Associates

Thessaloniki | Since 1980

49 Antheon Street, 54646 Thessaloniki, Greece
Phone +30 2310 427 222

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P.Makridis + Associates
Petros Th. Makridis, Architect, M.Arch.

Petros Makridis was born in Thessaloniki in 1944. He graduated from Anatolia College, in 1963.

Petros received his architectural degree in 1970 from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and his Masters of Architecture from Syracuse University in United States.

In 1971 he was co-founder and partner in charge of design at SVOURA, an architectural practice based in Thessaloniki. In 1978 he founded the architecture firm P.Makridis + Associates, which in 2007 was incorporated as the company P. Makridis + Associates S.A. – Architects, with the distinctive title PM+A. P. Makridis is the President and Managing Director of the company.

In his fourty years of architectural experience P. Makridis has formed design packages, supervised and constructed a large range of private and public projects though out Greece.

P. Makridis has worked in collaboration with many Greek and foreign technical firms.

He has received several awards and distinctions in architectural competitions and exhibitions.

Projects studied by the architect and commentary on his work have been published in architectural books and reviews. Mr. Makridis has presented many of his projects in Congresses, Meetings and Seminars.

He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, of the Association of Greek Architects and its Thessaloniki Chapter, of the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, of the Thessaloniki Design Museum, of the Anatolia College Alumni Association and of YMCA.

Language skills: Greek, English

Eleanna P. Makridou, Architect, M.Sc., M.A.

Eleanna Makridou was born in Thessaloniki in 1970. She graduated from Anatolia College in 1988.

Eleanna graduated from the School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1995, having participated at the Erasmus Student’s Exchange Programme in 1993, where she attended courses at the Architectural School of La Villette, Paris, France.

In 1996 she received the MSc degree from the Bartlett School of Architecture (U.C.L) where she attended the post-graduate program in History and Theory of Architecture.

In 2005 she received her MA degree with distinction in Museum Studies from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

In 2006-2007 she attended the post-graduate program in Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies at the Centre of Alternative Technology (CAT) in Great Britain.

While a student, she received an award by the Technical Chamber of Greece presented for her academic excellence.

In 1993 she joined PM+A as a student intern and from 1997 she became a full-time associate, having participated in a large number of projects. Since 2007, she has been a member of the Board of Directors of the company P. Makridis + Associates S.A. for Technical Studies.

In January 2011 she became an authorized Energy Inspector, by the Ministry of the Environment, Energy & Climate Change.

Since 1996 she has been a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, of the Association of Greek Architects and its Thessaloniki Chapter, and of the Anatolia College Alumni Association.


PAPER PRESENTATIONS:
Makridou, Eleanna, “Educational programs in monuments: The Allatini Mills”, “MUSEUMS 2004” three-day conference, May 2004, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki.


Language skills:
Greek, English, French, Italian.

Profile

PM+A PROFILE

P. Makridis + Associates S.A. - Architects (PM+A) is a firm that provides comprehensive services in architecture, urban planning, interior design, project and construction management, all driven by sustainability principles.

Experienced architects, urban planners and product designers comprise the dynamic human resources of the firm, offering extensive services in all fields of practice. Constant collaboration with structural and electrical-mechanical engineering associates ensures optimum results.

The firm is able to undertake design projects and provide a full Design and Build contract. Projects extend from large-scale masterplanning to product design. Design decisions, project documentation and construction are treated as an integral whole, always balanced against the parameters of cost and time.

Our portfolio covers a vast range of projects from residential and hotel resort complexes, single-family homes, apartment buildings, office buildings, retail outlets, shopping centers, corporate and industrial units, mixed-use buildings, to buildings for education and culture.

The practice was founded by Petros Makridis, M.Arch in 1978, and is based in Thessaloniki, at 49 Antheon St., Depot and in Athens, at 54 Tsami Karatasou St., Koukaki, Greece. In 2007 Mr. Makridis with his two children, Eleanna, Architect, M.Sc., M.A. and Thodoris, Architect, B.Sc. Engineering, M.S.A. Urban Design, created the company P. Makridis + Associates S.A. - Architects, with the distinctive title ΡΜ+Α.

The office organizational structure is developed in a way that ensures fulfillment of the highest technical and aesthetic standards throughout the design and completion of projects.

ΡΜ+Α is proud to have received awards in a number of architectural competitions, and to have achieved professional recognition and distinction:
ΡΜ+Α was honored with the 1st prize award for [b]green architectural competition for showcasing sustainable building materialized in Greece, in 2011, for the project "Aliki Perroti Student Residence", "Perrotis College", of the American Farm School.
ΡΜ+Α and DOMOTECHNIKI S.A. were honored with “EUPALINOS” award by the Panhellenic Architects Union in 2005, for the outstanding cooperation between Architect and Contractor for the projects:
- " Functional, Structural, Aesthetic and Energy Efficient Upgrading of Pavilion 6 - Connection with "I. Vellidis Convention Center of Thesssaloniki International Fair”,
- “Bissell Library” and
- “Conversion and Reuse of a Formerly Tobacco Warehouse as a Luxury Boutique Hotel “Les Lazaristes” (5*).
The project titled " Functional, Structural, Aesthetic and Energy Efficient Upgrading of Pavilion 6 - Connection with "I. Vellidis Convention Center of Thesssaloniki International Fair”, commissioned by T.I.T.F. S.A., was selected by the Greek Institute of Architecture as one of the top architectural projects in Greece in the period 2000-2004.
The project “Conversion and Reuse of a Formerly Tobacco Warehouse as a Luxury Boutique Hotel “Les Lazaristes” (5*), represented Greek Architecture in the World Congress of Architecture in the field of Tourism, Istanbul, 2005.
In 2000 the ACT “Classroom and Office Building“ represented Greek architecture in the Montpellier architecture exhibition.

Many of the firm's projects have been published in architecture books and magazines, and have been presented at congresses, conventions and seminars.

PM+A has collaborated with numerous leading architectural firms in Greece and abroad, including:
“Meletitiki Ltd / A.Tombazis & Associates”, Athens Greece
“Porphyrios Associates” - London U.K.
“Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott” - Boston Massachusetts U.S.A.
"Gensler" - London U.K.


ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

PM+A has developed a systematic approach to environmental design throughout the last twenty years, focusing primarily on climate, orientation, incorporation of renewable energy source (RES) systems, and ecological construction.

Many of the projects within the company’s portfolio have been awarded and distinguished for their sustainability and have represented the country in international exhibitions:
"Aliki Perroti Student Residence", "Perrotis College" of the American Farm School was honored with the 1st prize award for ‘[b]green’ architectural competition for showcasing sustainable building materialized in Greece, in 2011.
The architectural design on the application of passive energy systems to the existing buildings of the 1st Gymnasium-Lyceum of Anatolia College, was a unique project in Greece, in the sector of sustainable planning, which the Ministry of Growth subsidized in 1997.
The “EUROTECH” Center for Construction Materials and Technology, at Thermi, Thessaloniki (designed in 1995, in collaboration with A.N.Tombazis’ architectural office), a building model of Sustainable Design, was presented at the 2nd International Conference ‘Buildings and the Environment’, June 9-12, 1997, in Paris, France.
The architectural designs of the office follow a methodical environmental approach aiming to achieve the optimal solutions of volumetric, morphological and functional organization for each project. Further investigation of applying techniques such as passive heating, natural ventilation, shading, and maximizing day-lighting, are incorporated. The possibility of using energy efficient systems, alternative energy sources and ecological and recyclable materials for the construction of the project is also examined.

The contemporary developments in environmental and climatic shifts are dramatic, and necessitate a holistic manner in the way architecture is conducted. A radical reduction of the buildings’ energy demands is required for minimizing the impact on the environment. In order to continuously improve the level of services, while taking into account the contemporary environmental challenges, PM+A office is aiming towards an architectural design of zero emission buildings.



AREAS OF PRACTICE

PM+A’s areas of practice, include:
Architecture
Urban Design – Urban Planning
Analysis and Documentation of Historical Buildings
Building Restoration, Energy Performance Upgrading and Reuse
Environmental Performance Study
Environmental Performance Inspection
Museological Design and Programming
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Consultancy and Advice
Feasibility Studies
Technical – Economic Studies
Project – Construction Management
Construction