Ergo ... in general
What is produced with someone's work; physical, spiritual, scientific or artistic
Ergo ... in physics
W=fxd, Ergo (W) is the product of the value (f) of a force multiplied by the displacement distance (d) of its point of application. In other words, ‘‘ergo’’ is the energy transferred by a force to a moving body.
Ergo ... in projects
The management of all resources needed to realize a work (research, knowledge, purpose, risk, place, time, cost, quality, materials, energy and communication)
Ergo ... in Latin
Therefore; The logical consequences of the previously stated.
ERGO 7 ARCHITECTS is an Athens based architectural firm providing quality planning, architectural, design and consulting services to corporate clients and visionary developers in Greece, Cyprus and the Mediterranean. It was founded in 1989 by Stratis Papadopoulos and Mary Dalkafouki.
Our work philosophy is that realized architecture (ergo) is what finally matters. That is, everything we make, everything we design, will be valued as 'built environment' by users, clients and the general public. Ultimately, it will be judged by 'life' through 'time'. We apply all our resources (visions, concepts, ideas, research, design, technology, detailing, management and communication) so that the final product fulfills its purpose as a harmonious and valuable part of our living environment.
We value our clients and work hand in hand with them throughout all phases, from pre-design consulting to sales and after-completion support. We acknowledge the importance of the client's role and we assess and support their priorities. Through continuous communication, drawing on our team’s collective skills, we integrate client resources in order to develop sophisticated solutions for coherent master plans, elegant buildings and lasting architecture.
Our design philosophy is to envision places that are worth living in, sharing and loving and to materialize them through space and light, through details and time. ERGO 7 ARCHITECTS does not seek design identity through style. We seek distinct identity and character for 'places' that respond to complex contemporary needs, 'places' that touch senses and broaden experiences.
Born in Cyprus, Stratis graduated from the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens in 1980 and was awarded a First-Class Honours with Distinction, graduating at the top of his class. He was granted a Fulbright-AmidEast scholarship for graduate studies in New York and received a Master’s degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute in 1985.
After gaining significant international experience working with established New York-based architectural firms, he moved in 1990 to Athens and co-founded Ergo7 Architects with Mary Dalkafouki.
He currently divides his time between Athens, Cyprus and the U.K. focusing principally on project inception and design process direction on one hand and client communication and on site construction consulting on the other hand.
He views architecture as the composition of space and light through materials and details, as compositions creating ‘spaces’ that can hold ‘life’ with its multiple experiences and contradictions.
-Licensed to practice in Greece and Cyprus since 1980
-Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece -TEE
-Member of the Greek Architects Association - SADAS
-Member of Cyprus Architects Association -CAA
-Member of the Technical Chamber of Cyprus -ETEK
Born in Athens, Mary studied Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens obtaining her first professional degree in Architecture and Engineering in 1981. She pursued further graduate studies in U.S.A. and holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute in New York, from where she graduated in 1985.
Prior to co-founding ERGO 7 Architects and during some years she worked, collaborated and consulted with prominent architectural firms, organizations, universities and corporations in both the private and public sector in New York and Athens gaining broad experience in the profession through a spectrum of realized projects on architecture and interiors, urban design, green and open space design, community improvements and revitalizations as well as architectural competitions.
Mary’s role in ERGO 7 extends beyond design to researching, programming, production management, new technology applications, communication and networking.
Her drive stems from the urge to merge pure aesthetics with the practical art of building. As a designer she combines her visions of the future with personal recollections in order to address contemporary needs.
-Licensed to practice in Greece since 1981
-Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece -TEE
-Member of the Greek Architects Association -SADAS
-Certified in Construction Cost Estimating -New York University, SCE