Diploma in Architecture, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) 1961 - 1966
Postgraduate Diploma in Interior Architecture at École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs - Paris 1968 - 1969
Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Planning at Institut d 'Urbanisme de Paris 1968 - 1970
Internship in prefabrication and new cities organized by the Center Scientifique et Technique du Batiment
Ph.D. in the field of Environment at the University X - Paris 1979
Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment C.S.T.B. (Public Institution) 1969 - 1971
Laboratoire de la Sémiologie Graphique - École Pratique des Hautes Études - Paris 1970 - 1971
Scientific collaboration - NTUA School of Architecture 1979 - 1982
Professor, NTUA School of Architecture (Section III - Architectural Language / Communication & Design) 1982 - 2005
Visiting Scholar at Harvard University (USA - Graduate School of Design) 1988 - 1989
Visiting Associate at the Martin Center for Architectural and Urban Studies - University of Cambridge - Department of Architecture, U.K. 1992 - 1993
Member - Representative of TCG (Technical Chamber of Greece) 1988 - 1990 & 1994
Member of the NTUA Senate 1989 - 1990
Member of Europil - European Federation for Integration and Promotion through housing 1989 - 2005
Member of the Municipal Council of Athens 1982 - 1986
First female President of the Municipal Council of Athens 1984 - 1986
Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (ΚΚΕ)
CONCISE CURRICULUM VITAE
Annie Vrychea was born and lived in Athens (1944 – 2005).
She was Professor at the NTUA School of Architecture, from which she graduated. She completed her postgraduate studies in Paris with a scholarship from the French Government (diploma specializing in Interior Architecture) at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Decoratifs and a diploma in Urban Planning at the Institut d’ Urbanisme, in collaboration with Professor Henri Lefebvre. Annie received her Ph.D. from the Universite-X de Paris with her dissertation “Advertisement for housing: Research in everyday life models”.
She was Visiting Researcher at the Martin Center of the Department of Architecture (University of Cambridge, UK), the Department of Architecture and the Joint Center for Housing Studies (Harvard University, USA) and the École d’Architecture Paris – La Villette (Paris, France).
Her research interests focused on spatial exclusion and discrimination within the city (even between the two sexes), mass housing issues (especially for vulnerable groups) and alternatives for places in crisis and neighborhood development upgrading with the participation of the residents and the local organisations.
From 1983 to 1992, she was involved in the design of an alternative proposal for the regeneration of the refugee settlement of Thebes, with the participation of the residents.
Her articles on housing issues have been published in scientific journals, conference proceedings and collective volumes, in many languages.
In 2003, her monograph “Housing and Home – Exploring the Limits of Architecture” was published by Ellinika Grammata Publications.
She had distinguished herself in Greek and international architectural competitions and she had won several first and second prizes.
She had participated in committees, working groups and local interdisciplinary groups across Europe – specializing in social housing, neighborhoods in crisis, social exclusion and poverty.
Annie Vrychea was founding member of several scientific institutions on housing rights, both internationally and in Greece.
Annie had developed intense activity in the university trade union movement. She was also member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (ΚΚΕ) and a candidate for MEP with “Women for another Europe” for the 2004 European elections.
During the period 1982-1986, she was a member of the Municipal Council of Athens and in 1984 she was elected as the first female president.
Annie Vrychea was married to Costas Gavroglou (Scholar and Minister of Education) and had two daughters from her first marriage to George Haidopoulos (architect).