Eleni Oikonomaki


1991, Heraklion, Greece

Eleni was born in Heraklion and studied at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Through her Erasmus year in Lisbon she had a chance to learn different architectural approaches. Having always an interest in technological innovation, she worked as a web designer intern at IT Center of AUTH for more than a year, developing the “myauth mobile”, a personalized application for university’s students and she completed her dissertation on digital applications as a tool for participatory processes and social innovation. Working for her diploma project, she grew an interest in urban planning through participation, as she believes in people’s creativity and cooperation. This tendency was powered during an Educational Trip at MIT, which also led her to become involved in the organization of the program as well as in university teams and many organizations in Thessaloniki. In 2017 her diploma thesis project was selected to represent Greece and to be exhibited in Greek pavilion at UIA Seoul World Architects Congress. Hopeless dreamer and in chase of her creativity, she speaks 5 languages with Spanish to be her working language during her internship at OHLAB studio. Now she is part of Gras Team, working for renovation of Torviscas Iberostar Hotel.