Diploma in Architecture, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) 1967 - 1972
Freelance Architect 1972 – 1980 and in part until September 1985
Public Sector positions of responsibility , 1980 – 2008
CONCISE CURRICULUM VITAE
Eleni Boutou-Lebessi was born in Heraklion, Crete in 1949.
She spent her childhood in Heraklion and Athens and then she studied at the School of Architecture of the NTUA from which she graduated in 1972.
During her studies she worked in private technical offices and participated in 2 Architectural Competitions.
From 1972 to June 1980 and partially until September 1985 (when she became permanent in the State) she practiced Freelance, for Study & supervision of a large number of private projects, and thereover she participated in architectural proposals for the projects of her family’s Engineers (mainly of her husband).
From 1980 she worked at the Ministry of Defense, with private project contracts, while in 1985 she had a permanent contract with it. She worked in the Public Sector for 28 years, until her retirement in 2008, and for 13 of them in positions of responsibility (Director and head of department at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Urban Planning).
She has extensive experience in matters of Public Administration, Organization of Services, Legality of Administrative Action, Codification of Urban Planning Legislation, Implementation of Urban and Spatial Planning and Environmental issues as well as Teaching experience in Adult Education.
She participated in relevant scientific and administrative committees and councils as a member or chairman and gave many speeches and lectures. At the same time, she was involved in writing Books on Town Planning Legislation, Building Uses, GOK 85 (General Building Regulation)85 , and NOK (New Building Regulation), in which, in addition to thorough codification of the Legislation, she also developed important interpretations.
She was an elected member of the Disciplinary Council of the TEE, and for 3 years Vice-President & President of a section of the Disciplinary (1990-2002). She was also a member of the Board of Directors. SADAS-PEA and for 9 months Special Secretary and member of the Delegation of SADAS-PEA (Association of Certified Architects and Engineers – Panhellenic Union).
Eleni Boutou – Lembesis, has been married to Civil Engineer Athanasios Lembesis since 1978. They have three children. Sotiris Lembesis Topographic Engineer, Despina Lembesis Interior Architect and Yiannis Lembesis Civil Engineer, and two grandchildren, Christos and Thanasis