ATHENS 1944 - ATHENS 2005
R.N. TCG   10949


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 "Declaration for the Right to Residence (European Confederation)
Member of the Scientific Committee "Connaître et Évaluer" of the Abbé-Pierre Foundation for disadvantaged groups housing

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)

Published work by Annie Vrychea.


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).