Ilias Papageorgiou

Founder (PILA)

Athens, GR, New York, US

Ilias Papageorgiou is the founder of PILA, an architecture studio based in Athens. He brings extensive experience from Europe and America and he is currently part of a multidisciplinary team that leads a major urban redevelopment project in Paris. Prior to founding PILA, Ilias was a partner at SO-IL in New York collaborating with clients such as MINI/BMW, Versace, Google, AirBnB, Frieze Art Fair, University of California at Davis, the Guggenheim Museum, and the New Museum in New York. 


Ilias’s work has been internationally recognized and has has been widely published and exhibited in institutions such as the Venice Architecture Biennale in Italy, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum in New York and the Benaki Museum in Athens.


Ilias studied architecture at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki and at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Ilias is a frequent lecturer and panelist at leading design institutions. He is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture and Planning in New York. 


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