Dr. D. Porphyrios has an international reputation as an architect and theorist. He is the principal of Porphyrios Associates. He has built in England, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and America and he has received many awards and honorary degrees for excellence in architecture and urban design.
Dr. Porphyrios was educated at Princeton University where he received his Master of Architecture and Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Architecture. He holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame and he has been Thomas Jefferson Professor at the University of Virginia. He has taught at the Architectural Association, the Polytechnic of Central London and the Royal College of Art. He is visiting Davenport and Louis Kahn Professor at Yale University.
He is the recipient of the prestigious Driehaus Prize and the Arthur Ross Award for excellence in the classical tradition. He is Trustee of the Saint Catherine Foundation, Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Member of Europa Nostra and Member of the Society of Architectural Historians. He has been an appointed Member of CABE Design Review Committee (Commission for Architecture & the Built Environment; a statutory body sponsored by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and funded by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of Great Britain).
Dr. Porphyrios' practice has completed many internationally known projects which include: the Magdalen College Grove Quadrangle in Oxford University; the Belvedere Village in Ascot; the Brindleyplace Office Buildings in Birmingham; the Selwyn College New Buildings in Cambridge University; the New Whitman College for Princeton University in New Jersey; the Interamerican Headquarters in Athens; and the Rocco Forte/Fay Hotel in Frankfurt. Urban design projects include the Town of Pitiousa in Spetses; King's Cross Central in London or the new Bay Campus for Swansea University in Wales. Recently, the Highbury Gardens project received the Mayor of London Planning Award ‘Officially the Best Place to Live’. Over the past two years, the practice has been working on a number of residential and commercial projects in London as well as hotel and resort projects in Marrakech, N. Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai.
Dr. Porphyrios has published extensively and his articles have appeared in many international architectural periodicals. His publications include Sources of Modern Eclecticism; On the Methodology of Architectural History; Classicism is not a Style; Building and Rational Architecture; Classical Architecture; and monographs: Demetri Porphyrios: Selected Buildings and Writings; Porphyrios Associates: Recent Work.