Eleni Coromvli


Eleni holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens, and a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley, where she advanced to candidacy for a PhD in architecture. She was the recipient of a NATO graduate fellowship and was awarded the Eisner Prize in Urban Design. She is a licensed architect engineer in Greece and a registered corporate member of the Zambia Institute of Architects. In her professional career, Ms. Coromvli has been a lecturer in architecture at UC Berkeley, an architect-researcher at the Center for Environmental Structure, and the proprietor of her own architecture and urban design firm in Zambia. She was a team member for Christopher Alexander’s Eishin College project in Tokyo, Japan, which has been recognized as one of the world’s great buildings. Among numerous other projects in the US, she contributed to the design of medium-density townships in the New Jersey wetlands, high-density housing projects in Oakland, California, and the Julian Street Shelter for the Homeless in San Jose, California. Mr. Coromvli is an expert on Zambia’s indigenous architecture, and she designed and managed the construction of Lubuto Libraries at the Fountain of Hope children’s center, the Ngwerere Basic School, the Matantala Rural Integrated Enterprise, the Mthunzi Centre, and the BICC in Choma.