Greece’s best architects are breeding an innovative and varied architectural vocabulary deeply attuned to the nation’s economic and cultural agenda.
The foundation of Western architecture cannot be told without citing the architectural legacy of Greece. From classical antiquity to today’s built environment, Greek structures and decorations are visible worldwide. Ancient Greek architecture is known for its formalized craft — the Classical orders, spatial scale, and harnessing line and light. This vocabulary has influenced countless architects of later periods, from Vitruvius to today’s contemporary designers. And evidence of Antique architecture can still be appreciated by visiting the countless archeological sites dispersed throughout the Greek mainland and surrounding islands.
After the fall of Constantinople, Ottoman architecture pervaded throughout Greek cities, most notably within new religious construction. Modern architecture eventually manifested in Greece, and influences from figureheads like Le Corbusier were embraced by Greek designers. Although conservatism was always sustained due to the nation’s unstable economic standing. The 20th century also birthed one of the most romanticized aesthetics of contemporary design: the whitewashed seaside home, otherwise known as Cycladic architecture.
Breeding an architectural vocabulary that is innovative, varied, and deeply attuned to the nation’s economic and cultural agenda, architects in Greece today are generating compelling programs (have you heard of the Greek typology ‘yposkafo‘?). Working with complex conditions, budgets, and a profuse history, today’s designers continuously explore through form, scale and material.
With so many architecture firms to choose from, it’s challenging for clients to identify the industry leaders that will be an ideal fit for their project needs. Fortunately, Architizer is able to provide guidance on the top design firms in Greece based on more than a decade of data and industry knowledge.
How are these architecture firms ranked?
The following ranking has been created according to key statistics that demonstrate each firm’s level of architectural excellence. The following metrics have been accumulated to establish each architecture firm’s ranking, in order of priority:
- The number of A+Awards won (2013 to 2023)
- The number of A+Awards finalists (2013 to 2023)
- The number of projects selected as “Project of the Day” (2009 to 2023)
- The number of projects selected as “Featured Project” (2009 to 2023)
- The number of projects uploaded to Architizer (2009 to 2023)
Each of these metrics is explained in more detail at the foot of this article. This ranking list will be updated annually, taking into account new achievements of Greece architecture firms throughout the year.
11. Omniview Design
Omniview was founded in 2013 by architects Dimitri Tsigos, John Tsigos and property entrepreneur Miltos Kambourides to integrate design and development capabilities into one seamless service. The firm offers a new breed of architectural practice, one that can respond more effectively to our clients’ most challenging visions.
The flagship project of Omniview is One Kleomenous, which is a revolutionary new concept of a living space that was created to showcase the team’s development capabilities such as pioneering design, advanced construction techniques and cutting edge technologies. The team is based in Athens and aspires to undertake more challenging projects in Greece and abroad, in the residential, hospitality and commercial segments of the market, always applying the same principles that make Omniview unique in its offering.
Some of Omniview Design’s most prominent projects include:
- Jackie ‘O Cantina, Mykonos, Greece
- Mykonos Earth Suites, Mykonos, Greece
- One Kleomenous, Athens, Greece
- Presice Optics, Mykonos, Greece
- Alchemist, Greece
The following statistics helped Omniview Design achieve 11th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Greece:
Why Should I Trust Architizer’s Ranking?
With more than 30,000 architecture firms and over 130,000 projects within its database, Architizer is proud to host the world’s largest online community of architects and building product manufacturers. Its celebrated A+Awards program is also the largest celebration of architecture and building products, with more than 400 jurors and hundreds of thousands of public votes helping to recognize the world’s best architecture each year.
Architizer also powers firm directories for a number of AIA (American Institute of Architects) Chapters nationwide, including the official directory of architecture firms for AIA New York.
A Guide to Project Awards
The blue “”+”” badge denotes that a project has won a prestigious A+Award as described above. Hovering over the badge reveals details of the award, including award category, year, and whether the project won the jury or popular choice award.
The orange Project of the Day and yellow Featured Project badges are awarded by Architizer’s Editorial team, and are selected based on a number of factors. The following factors increase a project’s likelihood of being featured or awarded Project of the Day status:
- Project completed within the last 3 years
- A well written, concise project description of at least 3 paragraphs
- Architectural design with a high level of both functional and aesthetic value
- High quality, in focus photographs
- At least 8 photographs of both the interior and exterior of the building
- Inclusion of architectural drawings and renderings
- Inclusion of construction photographs