Professor Pollalis is Professor of Design, Technology and Management at the Harvard Design School. He is the Principal Investigator of the project “Gulf Encyclopedia for Sustainable Urbanism,” sponsored by the Qatar Foundation and of the Zofnass Program for the Sustainability of Infrastructure. He has taught as a visiting professor at the U-Patras, Greece; Uni-Stuttgart, Germany; TU-Delft, Holland; ETH-Zurich, Switzerland; and has offered joint courses with the Harvard Business School on planning and development.
Professor Pollalis received his first degree from the University in Athens (EMP) and his Master’s and PhD from MIT. His MBA in high technology is from Northeastern University. He has an honorary Master’s degree in Architecture from Harvard.
Prof. Pollalis is the chief planner for the new DHA City Karachi and the concept designer of the information infrastructure in the new administrative city in Korea. He has designed two signature bridges: in Columbus Ohio, and in Athens, Greece, and played a central role in the iconic Zakim bridge, the new symbol of Boston.