Andreas Georgoulias teaches graduate and executive level courses in interdisciplinary design, project management and real estate development, and he is Research Director for the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the GSD.
His recent books include the co-edited Infrastructure Sustainability and Design (Routledge) and, with Hanif Kara the forthcoming Interdisciplinary Design (Actar). His research focuses on the interplay between project level dynamics and people, technology, and systems of organization; he combines theories and methods from design, planning, real estate, organizational science, strategy, and psychology to explain performance variation in building projects, design firms, and urban developments. Andreas is the author of more than a dozen case studies used for teaching at Harvard, and he has presented his research in numerous academic conferences and professional venues in countries including the United States, Korea, Spain, Greece, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia.
Andreas’s current research includes the development of the Gulf Encyclopedia for Sustainable Urbanism, sponsored by the Qatar Foundation. His work there includes significant field work in sea-side capital cities in the region, and he oversees the socio-economic research division. He is also performing a quantitative inquiry on socio-economic dimensions of large-scale project and infrastructure developments . His work on sustainable infrastructure assessment and the Zofnass Rating System development has been supported by an AEC industry consortium and conducted in collaboration with several professional societies, such as the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Public Works Association. On this research he collaborates with the US Environmental Protection Agency, the New York Department of Transportation, and the New York/ New Jersey Port Authority. As part of the Zofnass Program he has presented his findings at the White House.
Andreas is a registered architect and he has worked in design and construction management with Obermeyer, Hochtief and the US General Services Administration, and in infrastructure financing with UniCredit Markets and Investment Banking. He has consulted for the Economist Intelligence Unit and he has been a project member for new city developments in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia and in Karachi, Pakistan. Recently he has been a consultant for the Greek Government on the privatization of a 6,500-acre real estate asset in Athens.
Andreas holds a degree in architecture engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, a master’s in design studies and a doctorate of design from the GSD.
By Hanif Kara and Andreas Georgoulias