Haris Biskos is an architect and urbanist based in Athens. His work encompasses contemporary aspirations of urbanism and city planning practices consisting of a wide range of projects from urban strategies, city masterplans, policy-making proposals, civic innovation platforms, place-based participatory initiatives and private design solutions.
Haris is offering architectrure, urban design and consultation services through his independent office in Athens. At the same time he is the head of the synAthina team where he develops urban and social innovation prototypes feeding the policy making practices of the municipality of Athens and the program manager of co-Athens, a participatory public platform that nurtures collaborative urban initiatives among refugees and locals. The platform runs as part of Curing the Limbo pilot social integration program at the City of Athens, funded by Urban Innovative Actions initiative.
Haris 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.
He 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 De-partment 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.