Dr. Demetri Porphyrios
2004 Driehaus Prize Laureate and Principal, Porphyrios Associates, London
Dr. Demetri Porphyrios is the principal of the London-based Porphyrios Associates. Porphyrios’ lifelong commitment to traditional and classical architecture includes buildings and urban projects in Europe, the United States and the Middle East. He designed the Grove Quadrangle at Magdalen College, Oxford University, and Princeton University’s Whitman College. Other well-known projects include the Belvedere village in Ascot, England; the town of Pitiousa in Spetses, Greece; the Battery Park City pavilion in New York; the Duncan Galleries, Lincoln, Nebraska; the Brindleyplace office buildings in Birmingham, England; and the King’s Cross master plan in London. Porphyrios was educated at Princeton University where he received his master of architecture and his PhD in the history and theory of architecture. Porphyrios’ books include Sources of Modern Eclecticism, On the Methodology of Architectural History, Classicism is not a Style, Building and Rational Architecture, and Classical Architecture.