Lectures & Events

Join ULI Greece for the presentation of ULI and PwC's annual report Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2016.

Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe is a report jointly published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC every year since 2003.

This report presents the outlook of the property market in Europe and particularly the trends in real estate promotion and investment, the real estate finance markets and trends by sector and geographical area. This report is based on analysis of more than 500 industry experts, including investors, developers, bankers, brokers and consultants.

Presentation of the "Ioannis M. Karras" Kindergarten -Platinum LEED – by Alexandros C. Samaras, CEO – Alexandros C. Samaras & Associates S.A. & Chairman, Hellenic American Educational Foundation

Join ULI Greece for a presentation and educational tour of the "John M. Karras" Model Kindergarten of the Athens College.


Mr. Alexandros K. Samaras, President of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic-American Educational Foundation & President, Alexandros C. Samaras & Associates Architects

Dr. Spiros Pollalis, President of the Athens College & Professor of Design, Technology and Management at Harvard Graduate School of Design

April 16, 2015 
Please join us on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8:00 p.m., in Nafplion for the following lecture:

"Fantasy and realism for creation"
Lecturer: Alexandros K. Samaras, Architect, Founding member, Honorary President of the Harvard Club of Greece, Founding and lifelong member, General Secretary of the Hellenic Harvard Foundation

Respondent: Alkistis Rodi, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, School of Engineering, University of Patras

The lecture will be delivered (in Greek) in the "Nikos Mazarakis Family Lecture Hall" at Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies, Nafplion. The event is organized in collaboration with the Harvard Club of Greece. The Events Series 2015 is organized in cooperation with the Municipalities of Nafplion, Argos – Mycenae, Ermionida and Epidaurus.

Tourism Landscapes: Remaking Greece
14th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

Greek participation with ANEMI Hotel | 07.06 - 23.11.2014

Greece will participate for the 10th time in the International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. The Greek participation in the 14th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, is directed and curated by the National Commissioner architect and professor Yannis Aesopos, under the title "Tourism Landscapes: Remaking Greece". It explores the role of tourism as a vehicle of modernization of Greece through the emergence of constructed tourism landscapes: hotels and resorts, organized beaches, archaeological sites and museums, public space designs and infrastructure facilities. Moreover, it focuses on the concurrent (re)shaping of Greek national identity that is enhanced through the contact of the "other", the foreign, new and global element, which the activity of tourism presupposes.


Athens, Greece – June 4th, 2013 – On Wednesday 5th of June 2013, following an intensive 3-month renovation, the King George hotel reopens its doors. The cost of the renovation exceeded the amount of 2.5 million euro and will be completed in the winter, as was decided by 'Lamspa Hellenic Hotels S.A.', a publicly listed company, upon the signing for the rental of the property.

The renovation of King George was curated by architect Alexandros C. Samaras and his colleagues. Referring to the work, Mr. Samaras notes that "the renovation and refurbishment of King George was done with great sensitivity and respect to tradition. Our architectural interventions aimed at reviving the glamour of the hotel, while emphasizing its contemporary 'personality'. Our goal is to reinstate the King George hotel as a central landmark of Athens. "


The U.S. Embassy celebrated the legacy of Chancery Building designed by Walter Gropius, one of the leading architects of the 20th century, at a small ceremony featuring a presentation by renowned Greek architect Alexandros Samaras.

The presentation highlighted the modern, functional and democratic design of the building, inspired by the ancient Greek temples. As Ambassador Smith noted in his welcome remarks "We celebrate the historic value of the Chancery of the U.S. Embassy in Athens as a tribute to the democratic ideals Greece and the United States both share."