Mohamed Abdel Wahab was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1991. He studied Architectural Engineering and Environmental Design at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport where he graduated with excellence. During his studies he contributed to the Architectural Magazine and entered a World Architecture competition and was one of the thirty winners. During the summers between the years 2010 and 2012 he worked as an intern in Sweden, Egypt and Switzerland respectively.
He is currently part of the MAS LA student team and his goal is to contribute to the fields of landscape and architecture all over the world.
Jacqueline Frizi, was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1988. She completed her five year education as an Architect Engineer, in the Technical University of Crete, with a grade of excellence. In parallel to her studies she had been working on two different research programs, as well as taking part in several architecture design exhibitions, workshops and competitions. After finishing her studies she worked as an architect in Greece, gaining practical experience.
She received a scholarship for the MAS program, by the Geisendorf Foundation for Architecture and is currently part of the MAS LA student team.
Maki Hasegawa, graduated Tokyo University of Agriculture in Landscape Architecture and worked as a landscape architect, civil engineer, surveyor and project manager at big construction sites in Japan for 5 years. She also used to work with JICA [Japanese International Cooperation Agency] as a landscape architect in Tanzania for 2 years. Some of her projects have been realizing now. Taking advantage of long experience in Africa and MAS LA program, she really would like to contribute to sustainable development in landscape architecture in the future.
Angelos Komninos was born in Athens, Greece in 1987. He got his master’s degree from the National Technical University of Athens, after studying architecture for five years. He then worked for one year as a freelance architect in Greece, taking part in several architectural competitions . He has received an award for the best diploma project of the year 2012 (from “Greek Architects” e-magazine ) and honorable mention for the design of public space and landmark design in the coastal front of Thessaloniki (working team with Argyro Theodoropoulou and Panos Tsamalis).
He currently lives in Zurich, studying at the ETH, in the Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture.
Gebhard Patrick Merk was born in Switzerland in 1981.He studied Geomatik-Ing. at ETH and later on he completed a Master of Science, also at ETH. Since then he has been working in multiple fields such as Engineering Surveying, Structural and Geo-Monitoring, UAV Mapping, Scanning, Industrial Metrology, Spatial and Landscape planning.
His work “Field to Internet: Anytime and Anywhere” – Optimized processes in structural health monitoring systems of natural and man-made structures” has been published.
Sofia Prifti was born in Athens, Greece in 1985. She studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens. In 2008, as an exchange student at Ecole Superieure d’ Architecture de Versailles, she worked on her thesis project “Rue de Belleville”. She is currently attending the Mas in Landscape Arcitecture at the ETH University, for which she has received a scholarship from the Geisendorf Foundation for Architecture.
Alexandre Roulin was born in 1978 in Switzerland. After finishing high school he learned gardening and went to the university of applied sciences of Geneva to study landscape architecture. After the first two semesters he switched to the university of Rapperswil, where he obtained his diploma in 2006. He then worked two years as a freelancer and joined metron Bern AG in 2009, where he still is working as a landscape architect.
His motivations for joining the MAS are to learn the newest technics of landscape simulation and visualization and to improve his design skills. Working part time and studying at the same time keep his weeks very busy but very exciting, too.
Gaganjit Singh is an architect from India, interested in illustrations, sculpture and computation.
George Sarmaniotis, was born in Larisa, Greece in 1981. He completed a Master in Architecture in the University of Thessaly. After his degree, he worked as a freelance architect in Greece, between the years 2006-2008. Later on he expanded his working experience as an architect, in the design department at Eco synthesis construction and development in Nicosia, Cyprus (2008-2013). In parallel to his work, he attended an MBA program in the Open University of Cyprus.
Argyro Theodoropoulou was born in Heraklion , Greece in 1987. In 2012 she earned her master in Architecture-Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens [NTUA], with the grade of 8,78 /10. In 2010 she studied as an exchange student in Technical University of Madrid [E.T.S.A.M.], where she worked for her personal research, under the supervision of Manuel De Prada, on the architectural work of Rafael Moneo. Since she graduated, she participated in several workshops and architectural competitions, winning honorable mention for the design of public space and landmark design in the coastal front of the city of Thessaloniki ,(working team: Komninos Angelos, Tsamalis Panagiotis, Argyro Theodoropoulou).
She currently lives in Zurich, studing in the ETH in Master of Advanced studies in Landscape architecture.