Doxiadēs, Kōnstantinos Apostolou, 1913-1975

Alternative names
Birth 1913-05-14
Death 1975-06-28
Greek, Modern (1453-)

Biographical notes:

Architect and urban planner. Primarily known as Constantinos A. Doxiadis.

From the description of Kōnstantinos Apostolou Doxiadēs papers, 1959-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982002

Architect, city planner.

From the description of Reminiscences of Constantinos A. Doxiadis : lecture, 1964. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309732865

Biographical Note

Kōnstantinos Apostolou Doxiadēs, architect and urban planner, was born in Stenimachos, Greece, on May 14, 1913. He graduated as an architect-engineer from the Technical University of Athens in 1935, and earned his doctorate in engineering in 1936 from the Berlin-Charlottenburg University in Berlin, Germany. In 1940, he married Emma Scheepers.

In 1951, he founded Doxiadis Associates, a private firm of consulting engineers, which grew to have offices around the world. Doxiadēs taught at the Athens Technical Institute as a professor of ekistics from 1958 to 1971. He published Ekistics: An Introduction to the Science of Human Settlements in 1968. He died in Greece on June 28, 1975.

Doxiadēs was primarily known as Constantinos Apostolos Doxiadis.

From the guide to the Kōnstantinos Apostolou Doxiadēs Papers, 1959-1976, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Dr. Kōnstantinos Apostolou Doxiadēs (1913-1975), an architect-planner, was born in Stenimachos, Greece, on May 14, 1913. He graduated as an architect-engineer from the Technical University of Athens in 1935. After studying at the Berlin-Charlottenburg University in Germany until 1936, he married Emma Scheeper in 1940; they had four children. Doxiados received an LL.D. from Swarthmore College in the United States in 1962 and was at Mills College until 1964. He received an L.H.D. from Wayne State University and went to Northern Michigan University in 1965.

In 1948, Doxiadēs was made minister-coordinator of the Greek Recovery Program for the following three years. In 1951, he became president of Doxiadēs Associates, a consultant in development and ekistics, in Athens. In 1958, he began teaching at the Athens Technical Institute, as a professor of ekistics in its Graduate School of Ekistics. Doxiadēs was a visiting lecturer at the universities of Chicago, Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Southern California, Swarthmore College, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His honors include the Greek Military Cross(1941), officer of the Order of the British Empire(1954), the Sir Patrick Abercrombie prize of the International Union of Architects(1963), and others. He was an honorary corresponding fellow of the Royal Incorporated Architects of Scotland and an honorary corresponding member of the Town Planning Institute of Great Britain.

Doxiadēs was also a distinguished author. He wrote many books, mainly in Greek, including March of the People (1949), Our Capital and Its Future (1960), and Architecture in Transition (1963), in English. He also wrote reports on development and ekistics in some thirty countries.

From the guide to the Kōnstantinos Apostolou Doxiadēs Papers, 1958-1966., (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)


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