Nikolaos Karydis

Nikolaos is is a practicing architect and Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Kent specialising in the fields of Architectural History, Urban Design and Conservation. He studied Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens, and Building Conservation at the University of Bath. The doctoral thesis he carried out in Bath from 2006 to 2009 was distinguished with the 2010 R.I.B.A. President’s Commendation and resulted in his book on Early Byzantine vaulted construction. From 2010 to 2012, Karydis was Assistant Professor of Architecture in the Rome Studies Program of the University of Notre Dame. In 2012, he moved to the University of Kent where he founded and directs the MSc Programme in Architectural Conservation. Following his publications on Vernacular construction and Byzantine Architecture, Karydis is now investigating the urban development of Early Modern Rome and has recently been awarded a Balsdon Fellowship at the British School of Rome (2019).