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Nicholas Papaefthimiou
Nicholas Papaefthimiou

Adjunct Faculty, School of Architecture
Shattuck Hall 235

Master of Architecture, Henry Adams AIA Award Medal, University of California, Berkeley, 2003
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials) University of California, Berkeley, 2003
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998
Bachelor of Science in Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998

Nicholas Papaefthimiou is a trained engineer, licensed architect, and professional design/build contractor with more than 15 years professional experience in firms across the Unites States as well as Europe.  His background consists primarily of public and institutional projects, ranging from the design of neighborhood libraries and regional museums to serving as the Lead Project Architect for what was at the time the largest design-build project in the United States.  His research focuses on the innovative use of wood in architectural and structural design, with an emphasis on the use of wood in exterior building applications.  He has presented at local and regional AIA events, the Sustainable Structures Symposium, and served as both a juror and peer-reviewer for multiple building science publications and technical journals.

In 2014 Nicholas founded infillPDX, a design and research collaborative focused on the development of financially, socially, and environmentally sustainable models of infill housing models to address Portland's housing crisis.  He holds Masters Degrees in Architecture and in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and Bachelor of Science degrees in both Architecture and Urban Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He teaches courses in design, building science research methods, and structural theory.