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Marios C. Phocas

Department of Architecture
Cyprus University of Technology


Marios C. Phocas received his Diplom degree in Architecture including specialization in Architectural Technology and Structural Design from the University of Stuttgart in 1995. He completed his doctorate on Earthquake Resistant Structural Building Design, at the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) of the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Stuttgart in 1999. Dr. Phocas is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture of the University of Cyprus, since 2009, as well as co-principal of the Archimedes Research Center for Structural and Construction Technology, since 2005. From 2006 until 2013 he served as Interim Head of the Department of Architecture, from 2004 until 2009 as Assistant Professor at the Program of Architecture. Prior to his appointment at the University of Cyprus he was Main Research Associate, Academic Teaching Consultant, and extraordinary Dozent at ITKE of the University of Stuttgart, from 1996 until 2004. Dr. Phocas was responsible among other for the development and implementation of the programs of undergraduate- and graduate studies in Architecture at the University of Cyprus. From 2011 until 2015 he has served as member of the Advisory Committee of the European Network of Heads of Schools of Architecture. Since 2007 he serves as representative specialist of the Scientific Technical Chamber of Cyprus in the European Committee on Education and Training in the Field of Architecture, for the evaluation of EU-programs of studies in Architecture. He is the author and/or co-author, co-editor of sixteen books, eighteen book chapters, forty three refereed journal papers and sixty three refereed conference proceedings papers, in the areas of integrated architectural design, structural and construction design, kinetic structures and earthquake resistant structural building design. He has received fourteen architectural awards for project designs, in Germany and Cyprus.

Research Interest

- Integrated Architectural Design - Architectural Technology; Structural and Construction Design - Kinetic Structures - Earthquake Engineering; Structural Control and Seismic Isolation


  • - Charmpis, D.C., Phocas, M.C., Komodromos, P., Optimized Retrofit of Multi-Storey Buildings using Seismic Isolation at various Elevations: Assessment for several Earthquake Excitations. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Springer, Vol. 13, No. 9, pp. 2745-2768, September 2015

  • Phocas, M.C., Christoforou, E.G., Matheou, M., Design, Motion Planning and Control of a Reconfigurable Hybrid Structure. Engineering Structures, Elsevier Science, Vol. 101, No. 10, pp. 376-385, October 2015

  • Phocas, M.C., Alexandrou, K., Adaptive Structures. Soft Mechanical Approach. Special Issue: Mobile, Adaptable and Rapidly Assembled Structures, Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements, WIT Press, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 421-431, June 2017

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