Diploma in Architecture, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) 1946 - 1951
Freelance Architect 1951 - 1989/1990
Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) - Studies Department 1957 - 1964
Archeological Service 1965 - 1968
Large Architectural Firms - Doxiadis Associates 1973 - 1980
CONCISE CURRICULUM VITAE
Aikaterini (Kati) Dialesma was born in Athens in 1927. The family environment was quite progressive, with origins from Sifnos. Her father – Anastasios Dialesmas – Venizelist, retired from the Army with the rank of general, following the Venizelos party. Her mother, much younger than her husband, was a teacher, while her older brother was a NTUA civil engineer. She was admitted to the School of Architecture of NTUA in 1945 and graduated in 1951.
She initially worked in public organizations. Her most important work took place in the Hellenic Tourism Organization (HTO) -in the Xenia Program- and in the Archaeological Service in the Restoration of the Dionysos Theater and in the design of the Archaeological Museum of Florina. She then worked in important technical offices of the time. At the same time she practiced the free profession with the object of designing houses and some hotels.
One of the first Greek female architects, she had an unconventional character, she was not never married, and her close friends were intellectuals and artists of the time. Among them the engraver Vasso Katraki, important painters and other artists.
She passed away in Athens on January 25, 2016.