Eliza Pertigkiozoglou is an architect and researcher interested in the data models and representations that govern digital architectural design. Informed by her interdisciplinary background in computational design and the social studies of science and technology, her research and teaching connect digital modelling with social and material aspects of architecture and construction practices.
Pertigkiozoglou is currently a PhD Candidate in Architecture at McGill University. Her dissertation research, titled: “Programmed Collaboration: Work Relationships in Software for Building Design,” is supported by the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and has been awarded grants by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec, the Canadian Centre of Architecture (CCA), and the Stavros S. Niarchos and the A.G. Leventis Foundations.
She has presented her work at several venues, including the SAH Annual Conference, the CBI’s Automation by Design symposium, and the CAAD Futures and ACADIA conferences. She is the co-author of the e-book Computation as Design: Ron Resch and the New Media of Geometry (with Andrew Witt, CCA, 2019) and the author of a forthcoming contribution to the collective volume resulting from the Are you a Model? architectural conference (Jovis Verlag, Spring/Summer 2024).
Before her doctoral studies, Pertigkiozoglou was a Senior Digital Design Consultant at Gehry Technologies (Trimble Consulting), where she developed computational tools and workflows for large-scale architectural projects. She holds a Master’s in Design Studies with a concentration in Technology from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a professional degree in Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens. She is also a licensed architect in Greece.
PhD Candidate in Architecture – McGill University
MDes, concentration in Technology – Harvard Graduate School of Design
MArch – National Technical University of Athens
ARCN 2105 – Introduction to Computer Modeling