Alexandros N. Tombazis and Associates Architects were founded in 1963. Our services cover the design and supervision of works of almost any building type and scale. We undertake architectural, urban planning, interior and furniture design and work closely with a broad network of professionals for the other engineering disciplines. Based in Athens, Greece, we have undertaken commissions which have been constructed in Portugal, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Cyprus, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, and China.
We hold the highest level of architectural engineering licenses in Greece:
level five in categories 6–Architectural Design and 7–Special Architectural Studies.
Discussing and understanding our Clients’ needs forms the starting point for every single project. This dialogue is continued throughout the design process until completion, as it is our goal to deliver projects which are tailored to each of our Clients’ individual aspirations and needs. All our projects share common principles, as we believe that there is only one architecture, which is comprehensive and encompassing of all that architecture comprises. We focus on sustainability and a climate sensitive approach, and understand this not as an add-on, but as an integrated element from the very early stages of design. We draw inspiration from all elements of which architecture is composed: history, culture, place (τόπος in Greek), climate, social considerations, beauty and aesthetics, function, technique, sustainability and energy considerations, considerations about time, cost and many more. We understand projects as complex jigsaw puzzles in which every little detail has to find its right place.
According to project size, complexity, time schedule etc., we assign a project architect and a specific design team to each project. This team follows the project from preliminary design to completion, guaranteeing in this way the continuity of thought, the reliability of services and the personal interest of the responsible architects. The team works in close collaboration with and coordinates a professional team of special consultants for all other aspects of the project (civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering, traffic engineering, coastal and maritime engineering, landscape architecture, lighting, acoustics etc.). Long established business relationships with these consultants ensure a smooth and efficient project realization.
We give special emphasis to the bioclimatic and low energy design of buildings. Back in the seventies, Tombazis Associates designed the first “solar” houses in Greece. Since then a considerable experience has been gained and we now have the know-how to apply the latest state-of-the-art bioclimatic design principles even to complex building types and buildings with special requirements. Research and work on projects co-funded by the European Commission have greatly contributed to this knowledge.
Our work has been acknowledged on many occasions. We have been honored with prizes in numerous national and international competitions. Many of our commissions are the result of these distinctions.
Tombazis Associates are certified by TÜV-AUSTRIA HELLAS as fulfilling the EN ISO 9001:2015 quality assurance system for architectural design, supervision and consulting services.