STEP-C: A center for the promotion and support of innovation & entrepreneurship

Prof. Konstantinos-Alketas Oungrinis
Member of the BoD of EDAP/STEP-C S.A.

Dr. Konstantinos-Alketas Oungrinis is Professor at School of Architecture, Technical University of Crete. Also, he is Director of the Transformable and Intelligent Environments Laboratory (TUC TIE Lab) at the Technical University of Crete, Vice Rector of Research and Innovation at the Technical University of Crete, and Vice-President of the Archeological Museum of Herakleion.

His expertise is in the application of modern technologies and the development of methodologies that create a participatory, human-centered research and application framework, aiming to enhance everyday life and to change the paradigm in contemporary society. Modern technologies are understood as an interface between man and space, at all levels, from concept to experience. He has developed two specific approaches for the successful implementations of IT in design titled Spatial Economy and Sensponsive Architecture. His thematic areas of study are interdisciplinary, rooted in the field of architecture and from there on branching out mainly into the domains of psychology, neuroscience, interactive media, robotics, and computer science.

In particular, in the field of applications around conservation of monuments and cultural heritage sites, his work explores the optimization of 3D modelling techniques from 3D scanning, the management of construction data, the optimization of identification of visual data, and finally, enhancing the visitor’s experience aiming to project the feeling and atmosphere of the place through time, and to create an experience capable of generating cognitive associations in order to facilitate the sense of the “genius loci”. Its contribution to applied research exists through the implementation of 51 main and 31 pilot research projects, which have been completed or are in the process of being implemented. He is the author of 2 books, has edited 4 books and has 86 scientific publications. He has 17 national and international awards, including the Europe 40 under 40 Architecture Award (2008).

He holds a Diploma in Architecture and Architecture, a Master’s Degree in Architecture and a Master’s Degree in Architecture. He holds a PhD in Architecture and Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1994) with a PhD thesis at the same University on Structural Morphology and Mobile Structures in Changing Spaces (2009). Between 2004-2006 he was a Visiting Research Associate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design [GSD].