Kostas Bachas

Work History

Work History

Architectural Assistant

Pre-graduation experience


Architectural assistant for the restoration of a neoclassical building in Athens, for National Bank of Greece.


Architectural assistant for the preparation of existing situation drawings for the medieval castle of Anavatos Village, in Chios, Greece.

Sep 2007 - Present


Aukett Fitzroy Robinson

Mayfair office building, London £12m, 7,600sq.m refurbishment with addition of one floor for an existing office building (project details currently confidential). Working on concept proposals, 3D modelling, client presentations, planning drawings. Submitted Stage C. Planning submission process ongoing

123 Victoria Street, Victoria, London £45m, 31,400sq.m refurbishment of an existing office building for Land Securities. Worked on concept proposals, 3D modelling, client presentations, planning drawings and detail design for the external envelope. Stages C-E 

Marriott Renaissance and Courtyard Hotels, Central Market, Abu Dhabi  £44m Interior Design and fit-out for a 60 storey tower 5 Star Hotel and Apartments and a 4 Star Hotel. Designed internal space-planning and furniture layouts. Responsible for the co-ordination of building services and management of package documentation. Supervised a small team in the preparation of detail drawings. Stages C-E

Park International Hotel, London (on hold) Project architect for a £23m refurbishment fit-out and conversion of an existing hotel in South Kensington into a 3-Star boutique hotel. Prepared proposals in collaboration with engineers and cost consultants during the development of the client brief. Prepared Stage C report. Stages B-C. 

Radisson SAS and Park-Inn Hotels, YAS Island Resort, Abu Dhabi £127m development for two new-build hotels of total 600beds for ALDAR Properties in Abu Dhabi completed in November 2009. Worked on the design development of external elevations, designed concept proposals for external canopies. Prepared presentation drawings and detail drawings for external envelope, main entrances and external canopies.  Stages C-E

Hotel Oreana, Yalta, Ukraine Feasibility study for an extension to an existing hotel for a 140 room 4-Star Hotel and Apartments for Premier Hotels. Designed initial concept and worked in the preparation of feasibility report. Stage B

Mentmore Towers Hotel, Buckinghamshire, UK (on hold)£42m development of a 6 star luxury Hotel by the restoration, of a Grade I listed building. Designed proposals for one of the ancillary buildings, responsible for structure and services coordination and the preparation of detail drawings. Stages C-E (On hold)

Apr 2007 - Aug 2007


Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects

Rainbow House Nursery, Hatfield, UK - £300,000 Interior Design and Fit-out for a new Nursery. Participated in early communication with clients in order to compose the initial brief. Designed the main interior concept, prepared presentation drawings, collaborated with engineers in the coordination of services and worked on the preparation of tender package including writing of NBS specifications. Stages B-D

May 2004 - Apr 2007

Architect/ Architectural Assistant


Bedford Health Centre, Bedford, UKArchitect for a£4.8m New build health centre. Lead designer during scheme and detail design. Was the main office contact in communication with client, cost consultants, contactor, engineers and healthcare specialist. Submitted planning application. Stages B-D.

Keyworth Health Centre, Keyworth Nottinghamshire, UK Architect for a £4.5m, new-build design-and-build project, completed in March 2007. Responsible for the delivery of the construction packages, prepared working and detail drawings. Was the main office contact in communication with the contractor and team of consultants, worked on the coordination of structures, building services and sub-contractors. Stages E-K

Stapleford Health Centre, Stapleford Nottinghamshire, UK Assistant Architect foran£11m new-built design-and-built project, part of the NHS-Lift Scheme, completed in February 2006. Prepared working and detail drawings, was responsible for steelwork and services coordination and collaborated with steelwork manufacturers. Stages E-K 

Sep 2001 - Aug 2002

Architect/Architectural Assistant

Studio '75 Architects

Alimos Marina, Athens, Greece (Competition winner) - Developmentof an existing marina in the south suburbs of Athens with the addition of leisure and retail facilities. Concept designer for the main masterplan and for the design of individual units. Prepared competition drawings and managed a small team of CAD technicians.

Alatas Resort, Alatas Island, Volos, Greece Luxury Hotel development on the privately owned island of Alatas. Worked on the design development of various public facilities and accommodation units. Prepared planning application drawings and working drawings. Stages C-D


Feb 2009 - Jun 2009

Erasmus exchange programme

Aarhus School of Architecture

Thesis on the work of Arne Jacobsen and his influence on modern Danish architectural culture including the work of 3XN (supervisor Peter Mandal Hansen). The paper was then presented in the form of a lecture at Athens School of Architecture.

Sep 2002 - Sep 2003


University of Nottingham

Course focusing on Environmental design and the Technology of Lightweight Structures

Dissertation: “Timber lightweight structures” (supervisor Dr. John Chilton)

1994 - 2000

Diploma degree of Architect Engineer

National Technical University of Athens

Diploma project: “Suburban railway station in Athens” (supervisor Dr Dimitris Papalexopoulos)








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Historic architecture, interior design, musical theatre, visual arts, singing (previously member of amateur choir), cinema, reading (public science, finance, English literature) travelling, general fitness-gym, cycling, swimming