Organizers :

Angeliki Sioli :

Angeliki Sioli, PhD, is an assistant professor of architecture at Louisiana State University and a licensed architect in Greece. She obtained her professional diploma in architecture from the University of Thessaly, Greece, and was granted a post-professional master’s in architectural theory and history by the National Technical University of Athens. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy in the history and theory of architecture at McGill University. Her research seeks connections between architecture and literature in the public realm of the early 20th-century European city, focusing on aspects of embodied perception of place in the urban environment. Her work on architecture, literature, and pedagogy has been published in a number of books and presented at interdisciplinary conferences. The book Reading Architecture; literary imagination and architectural experience which she co-edited appeared with Routledge in 2018. Sioli has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at McGill University and Tec de Monterrey, Campus Puebla in Mexico.



Kris Palagi :

Kris Palagi is an assistant professor at Louisiana State University's School of Architecture and holds an NCARB certification with active professional architectural licenses in the state of Hawaii and Louisiana. An opportunity in 2000 to work on William Massie’s nationally recognized design-build project, the Big Sky House in rural Montana, instigated Palagi’s scholarship on the critique of construction assemblies.  His understanding of the profession matured while working on the island of Kauai as a project manager at DeJesus Architecture and Design. There his work contributed to a 2010 Honolulu AIA Award of Merit for the Ohana Hale Kauai residence.  As a principal at Cogent Designs, Kris' investigations focused on a site responsive approach to structural design with projects built and under construction in the state of Hawaii and California. In 2015, following six years of teaching at the University of Hawaii Manoa School of Architecture, he earned his post-professional Master of Architecture from Cornell University.  Now in Louisiana, assistant professor Palagi’s professional work, pedagogical approach, and creative research align through various scales of design-build projects.  Each draws upon his experience to challenge the methods, techniques, and sequences of construction -- or, as he defines them, the Logic of Assembly.  His research has been recognized at National and International architecture conferences, such as the National Conference on the Beginning Design Student (NCBDS), the Building Technologies Educator's Society (BTES), Sustainable Architecture International (S_Arch), and the Architectural Research Center Consortium (ARCC).