Diploma in Architecture, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) 1948 - 1953
License in Architecture 1953
Freelance Architecture 1953-1955
Public Sector - Ministry of Public Works - Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning & Public Works) 1955 - 1989
CONCISE CURRICULUM VITAE
Aikaterini (Kaiti) Doussi was born in Maroussi in 1929.
She was the daughter of the Maroussi’s local teacher Evangelos Doussis. Her mother was Marika, born Kallitsi. She married the architect Dimitris Venieris. They had three daughters, Marilena Venieris, architect, Lydia Venieris, visual artist and Gianna Venieris, archaeologist.
In 1948, she successfully continued her education at the Architectural School of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), from where she graduated as an architect in 1953.
She worked in the Public Sector (Ministry of Communications and Public Works) from 1955 until her retirement as a Director, in the late 80’s.
In 1955 she started working to the Athens and Surroundings Planning Office of the Ministry of Communications and Public Works. In 1978, she took over as Director of the Directorate of Urban Applications (C4) and then of the Directorate of Traditional Settlements (C7) of the Ministry of Spatial Planning, Settlements and Environment and later of the Directorate of Housing Policy and Housing (C6), from which she retired.
She participated, as a representative of the Ministry, in councils and committees, including the Central Council for Spatial and Urban Planning, the Central Archaeological Council, the Technical Council of the University of Athens (KSHOP), the Interuniversity Center for the Recognition of Foreign Degrees (DIKATSA) as well as in architectural competition committees, such as the Panhellenic Architectural Competition (1984) .a.o.
From her work we will mention some issues that she dealt with: for the compilation and institutionalization of General Building Regulations (GOK) and the protection (special building conditions and restrictions) in protected areas of many traditional settlements throughout Greece, from Plaka in Athens to Zagorochoria in Epirus, from Corfu to Lesvos, from Macedonia to Crete.
Kaiti Dousi was an architect who consistently served her primary goals –the defense of the public interest, the protection of cities and the environment, the rescue of traditional settlements and antiquities– in a Greece ruined first by the Second World War and then by the uncontrolled development of the built environment.
She passed away in 2016.