4k Architects is an architecture studio based in Athens, Greece.

Founded in 2013, the studio has since been involved in numerous successful projects, including urban design, commercial and retail design, residential buildings, apartment renovations and furniture design.

Apart from architectural practice, 4k Architects organized and launched ‘Arch Points’ in 2016, a unique event highlighting points of architectural interest in Athens and connecting young Greek architects with the public.

Current team members are Thalia Niniou, Georgia Poulopoulou and Despina Vouteri. The studio is housed in the former workplace of Constantinos Decavallas, architect and emeritus professor of the National Technical University of Athens. He participates as a consultant in several projects, supporting the team’s contemporary vision with his knowledge and experience.

Despina Vouteri

Architect Engineer
Architectural School of University of Patras, 2010

Worked as an intern architect at the architectural office of C. Decavallas (2005-2009) and at the architectural agency ECDM in Paris (2008, Erasmus Placements). From 2010 to 2013 worked as a freelancer and as a collaborator architect with C.Decavallas.

Thalia Niniou

Architect Engineer
Architectural School of University of Patras, 2010

From 2010 to 2013 she worked as a freelancer in Athens and Syros. She has worked with various architectural studios and participated in architectural competitions and workshops. In 2011-12 she worked for a research program in NTUA. In 2013-15 she attended classes of urban and regional planning in NTUA.

Georgia Poulopoulou

Architect Engineer
Architectural School of University of Patras, 2010

DSA (Diplôme de Spécialisation et d’Approfondissement), «Architecture et Projet Urbain», ENSAPB, 2013.
“Urban and Regional Planning”, NTUA, 2016.

In 2012 she worked as an architect at the architectural agency «PAYSARCHITECTURE» in Paris (2012). From 2010-2013 she worked as a free lancer and participated in architectural competitions and workshops.

Constanine Decavallas

Consultant Architect of 4k architects

Born in Athens in 1925, he graduated from the School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens (NTU), in 1948. From 1949 to 1951 he served as assistant to the chair of Architectural Design at the NTU. In 1953 he received a M. Sc. degree in Architecture from Columbia University, New York, and in 1956 a certificate in Town and Country Planning from University College, London University. He is a recipient of Smith-Mundt and Fulbright scholarship and a British Council scholar.

From 1952 to 1954 he worked as an associate of Professor Percy Goodman in New York, and from 1956 to 1960 he served as chief architect and planner with the Greek Ministry of Public Works, for the reconstruction of Santorini island after the 1956 earthquake. From 1960 to 1969 he was chief architect of the National Bank of Greece and from 1960 onwards he has maintained his own architectural practice, occasionally in association with other architectural firms.

He is a member and was several times elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Greek Architects and served both as a Vice-Chairman between 1962 and 1965. He was elected three times to the Council of the Technical Chamber of Greece and was for several years a member of the Directorate of its Architectural Department as well as a member of the Greek National Committee of EUROPAN and of the International Society of City and Regional Planners.

He is one of the founding members of the Greek Town and Regional Planners Association, as well as of the “Helleniki Etairia”, an association for the protection of the environment. He has frequently served on the jury of architectural competitions, both national and international. He has given lectures and participated in architectural and environmental conventions in Greece, the U.K., Germany, the U.S.A. and other countries. Some of those lectures concerned his own architectural work, a large part of which has been published both in Greek and in foreign publications.

In 1980 he was elected professor of Architectural Design at the NTU of Athens and in 1992 adjunct professor at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. In 1984 he was elected Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (HFAIA) and in 1993 he received the Dean’s Award from Cal Tech, Pomona,  College of Environmental Design. The same year he was elected professor emeritus of the National Technical University of Athens.

In 2004 he was awarded the order of “Chevalier de l’ ordre du mérite” by the French Government.

ARCH POINTS stands as a “starting point” of an interactive presentation between Greek contemporary architects who live and work in Athens, Greece, and the public.

Fifteen (15) arch studios open the doors of their creative spaces and welcome the public in order to share with us their past, current and upcoming projects, their passions and dreams, as well as their visions for urban Athens in the future. Seven Athenian neighborhoods become constitute the urban mosaic in which this year’s Arch Points will explore and share with the audience, through specially designed architectural guided tours and one unique urban game experience! Arch Points focuses on the small details of the city that once altered or re-used may change the format of the entire Athenian landscape!