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Kyriakos Pontikis

Pontikis
Professor
Email:
Phone:
(818) 677-3117
Office location:
SQ 208C

Biography

Dr. Kyriakos Pontikis is a Professor of Interior Design at CSUN. He received his bachelor’s degree (B.Arch.) from Oklahoma State University and his master’s (M.Arch.) and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. His work, which grew out of his association with Christopher Alexander in Berkeley, focuses on pattern languages, generative design, form languages, and sustainable building and design. Dr. Pontikis is an architect and interior designer with over twenty years of professional practice experience and has designed and built over fifty building projects in the United States and Europe. At CSUN he developed the conceptual framework of “Eco-Humane Design” which unifies ecological design with humane design in an effort to create livable and sustainable community and building environments. Through coursework and research grants, he engages his students in community service-learning projects, while providing design services to various CSUN Colleges and Centers, to public and private schools in Los Angeles, and to non-profit organizations such as MEND, Habitat for Humanity, and Pacoima Beautiful. He founded the Habitat for Humanity CSUN Chapter which volunteers design/build and other community services to low income families in San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. He is also a founding member of the CSUN Campus Green Core team and a member of the CSUN Institute for Sustainability. In 2012 he was awarded the Visionary Faculty Community Service-Learning Award by CSUN. Dr. Pontikis is a founding member and steering committee member of the international organizations BPA (Building Process Alliance) and INTBAU USA (International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism) whose mission is to study, research, and create environments of enduring comfort and beauty.