Haris Biskos is an architect and urbanist based in Athens. He holds a Master in Architecture from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design (M.Arch II) and a Diploma of Architecture from University of Patras in Greece. He has been a member of the international architecture firms Barkow Leibinger Architects in Berlin, Hosoya Schaefer Architects in Zurich and Yannis Aesopos Architecture in Athens.
Since 2012 he runs his independent office in Athens working over a wide range of high quality projects such as master-plans, urban design and research, public space interventions, place-making strategies as well as architectural design projects in collaboration with public institutions, non-profit organisations and private clients.
Haris is also the head of synAthina collective, a multidisciplinary team that develops urban and social innovation prototypes based on participatory methods. The team is working over the different cities’ pressing challenges feeding and shaping public government policy making processes.
Haris has taught in international architectural workshops and studios with schools such as Princeton University, University of Patras, Bezalel Art Academy and he has been an invited critic at the Department of Architecture ETH Zurich, Architektur TU Berlin and Columbia University. He has been teaching urban design as an adjunct faculty at the University of Patras, School of Architecture. His work has been published and exhibited internationally and nationally with organisations such as The Biennale di Venezia, A10 magazine and the Onassis Cultural Foundation.