Georgios Orfanopoulos joined MASS in 2019 as a Landscape Design Associate. A registered Architect with the Dutch Register of Architects, he has broad experience in projects ranging from large scale master plans, public space design, flooding, and water-related design. At MASS, Georgios has worked on various projects including the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture and Norrsken Kigali House in Rwanda, Sok’An Library in Cambodia, and The Green Heart of Kenya project. Currently, he is working on Samajik Health Science Institute & Research Centre, an urban health campus with a 520-bed hospital, medical college, and health technology institute in Bangladesh.
Prior to MASS, Georgios was rebuilding and designing schools in earthquake-ridden rural Nepal. Before that, he practiced for 6 years in various international offices, Mecanoo, LOLA, etc. where he worked on projects with MVRDV, OMA, ARUP as well as independently with his LandArch studio. Georgios has also worked on many large infrastructure, masterplanning and architecture projects in the Netherlands, UK, Taiwan, China, Chile. He has received numerous architectural competition prizes and awards, many of which turned into realized projects. Georgios received a national award for his Architecture diploma thesis “EarthSea” and was exhibited in the 7th Landscape Biennial in Barcelona. He has published research in Urbanism and Landscape as well as strong digital skills regarding complex geometries and larger-scale projects requiring creative workflows and R&D - specifically, GIS, Grasshopper, custom tool making, topography scanning, D-Fab and cartography. Georgios worked at the D-Fab lab of ETH Zurich and researched on dikes/flooding while in the Netherlands. He holds a Master’s degree of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture from ETH Zurich in Switzerland and a Diploma in Architecture from the University of Patras, Greece.