Sotiria (Sery) Sarri is a native of Volos/Greece, born in July 1989.
Having grown up in her mother's architectural office, her interest in the built environment was ignited from an early age. In 2007 she decided to pursue her studies in the UK, where she graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Honors degree in Architecture from the University of Plymouth.
Following the completion of the Part 1 degree she got professional experience in Athens from two internationally recognized architectural practices; potiropoulos+partners and ISV Architects. The former specializing in complex and large scale projects and the latter in high quality, contemporary residences built in Greece and around the world.
In 2011 she completed her Master of Architecture degree back at University of Plymouth. During her studies she worked as a project assistant in helping BA Year 1 Architecture students in mastering their AutoCAD skills and was also part of the university's space strategy research consultation group.
After the completion of her Part 2 degree she got professional experience in London, working at Squire+Partners. She was involved both in the technical design stages of an office and residential building development in Mayfair, and in the early design development stages of the former Elizabeth Arden's Factory in North Acton.
Having experienced the workplace environment and willing to learn more about the evidence-based approach to design, she pushed her studies a step further. In 2015 she got accepted in The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL to attend the MSc Spatial Design: Architecture and Cities and has now completed her degree and thesis, under the supervision of Dr Kerstin Sailer.
Her approach to design is always sensitive to location, history, culture and the environment, while it is in accordance with the belief that architecture should always struggle for a better and more sustainable world. Sustainability for her is the symbiosis of ecological, economic, cultural, social and political concerns.
Her major interest lays in the relationship between social and spatial networks, within which she has developed a special concern about creativity and cultural heritage in both its tangible and intangible values. She relies on integrating her academic and professional knowledge for constructing data-driven arguments and delivering evidence-based design.