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.
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:
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
Consultancy and Advice
Technical – Economic Studies
Project – Construction Management