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TAKA+PARTNERS is a multi-awarded architectural and design practice of architects, interior designers, urban designers, project managers and financial consultants, based in Thessaloniki, Greece. The practice was founded in 2006 by Aspasia Taka, MSc Architect AUTH | NTUA. TAKA+PARTNERS studio in Dubai was established in 2013.
Our practice strives to emerge unique and innovative design in a variety of contexts, locations and scales, from initial concept to turn-key solutions. Our portfolio embodies a variety of projects in the fields of hospitality, residential complexes and apartments, retail, leisure, office buildings, exhibition spaces, landscape design and audiovisual space. We provide integrated architectural and interior design services including furniture and object design, as well.
TAKA+PARTNERS has been awarded by the International Property Awards 2015-2016 in the category “European Hotel Interior”, the International Property Awards 2017-2018 in the category “European Hotel Interior”, the German Design Award 2019 in the category “Interior Hotel Architecture”, the BIGSEE Award 2019 in the category “Interior Design”, the A’ Design Award 2020 in the category “ Hospitality, Recreation, Travel and Tourism Design” and the German Design Award 2020-2021 in the category “ Interior Architecture”.
Creative Director |
MSc Architect AUTH | NTUA
Aspasia received her Degree in Architecture from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and her Master in Architecture Theories from National Technical University of Athens, collaborating at the same time in various research programs. Following up her wide and long-lasting partnerships aside to acclaimed architects, she establishes her own architectural studio (2006) TAKA+PARTNERS, a multi award-winning Architectural Design + Practice Studio, focusing on well-being, sustainability, elevated experiences and happiness.
MBA Academia de Studii Economice | ASE
Having extensive experience from International mega projects in Hospitality, Entertainment Cinema sector, Klimis is managing Financial Planning, Budget and Coordination of all project’s direct and indirect executives. His analytical skills and ability to overcome unforeseen obstructions, ensure the delivery of the project on time and within budget.
MSc Architect AUTH | UoE
As a graduate from Aristotle University, with a degree in Architecture, she obtained her Master’s degree in “Advanced Sustainable Design” from the University of Edinburgh. Since then, she has collaborated with various architectural firms in Thessaloniki, while participating and gaining distinctions in numerous architectural competitions and exhibitions. Moreover, she undertook a position in a research program with AUTH Research Committee.
Marcella Juliana Anthrakopoulou
Dipl. Architect UCY | Dipl. Urbanist/Planner UTH
Marcella was raised in Greece and Italy. She graduated from the faculty of architecture, university of Cyprus in 2013 and the faculty of urbanism and regional planning, university of Thessaly in 2008. She joined various research programs and has taken part in exhibitions and conferences. Moreover, she is a contributing writer in covering architectural, design and technical editions.
MSc Architect AUTH | HOP
She graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2007 and consequently completed her master’s degree in Environmental Design at Hellenic Open University. She has worked in commercial and residential projects, taking part in architectural implementation studies and construction management.
MSc Architect AUTH | ETH
Natasa graduated from the Department of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2004), and completed her postgraduate studies at the ETH Zurich (MAS Housing). She has worked on residential as well as competition-winning mixed-use projects and public space design. She joined TAKA+PARTNERS in 2018.
MSc Architect UTH | AUTH
She graduated from the Department of Architecture at the University of Thessaly and then completed the MSc “Law and Engineering for Energy”, which was the result of a collaboration between the Law School and the Department of Civil Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In the period following, she came across different aspects of architecture and focused on the extension of the scope of architectural creation with the integration of new technologies as tools of analysis and synthesis in the design process.
BIM Architect | Projects Abroad Coordinator
MSc. Architect Engineer UTH | UB
Alkis graduated from the School of Architecture of the University of Portsmouth, and the University of Thessaly. From his early career steps, he got involved in projects such as
hotels and shopping malls. His passion for computers and design led him to earn a Master’s degree in Global BIM Management from the University of Barcelona. He plays
an active role in large-scale projects of our office in the Middle East region, applying BIM methodology during the design and construction phase of the projects.
Administrator | Architect
MSc Architect DUTH | Interior Architect-Designer AUAS
She was born in Athens and raised in Messolonghi. She studied Interior Architecture, Design and Product Design at Athens University of Applied Sciences where she graduated first in her class. In 2018, she graduated from the Department of Architectural Engineering with the highest ranking in Polytechnic School of DUTH. During her studies she participated in exhibitions, workshops and seminars in Greece and abroad. She joined TAKA+PARTNERS team in 2019.
MSc Architect DUTH
He received his diploma from the Department of Architecture of the Democrition University in 2012. Since then he has worked in various projects of different scales, ranging from furniture and town houses design to shopping malls as well as redevelopment of extended tourist complexes. Apart from working as an architect, he has overseen several projects by holding the position of the project manager and head of design department in a big company. This experience in multiple aspects of architecture gives him the flexibility to cope with any project, regardless of requirements.
MSc Architect DUTH
Anna graduated as an Architect Engineer from the Democritus University of Thrace (2016). Since then, she has been working in several architectural offices and also as a freelancer, mainly in residential, commercial and hospitality projects. In 2019, she joined TAKA+PARTNERS team.
MSc Architect UoW | UCL
Nikos has completed his BA (Hons) Architecture RIBA/ARB Part I in the University of Westminster and his March Architecture RIBA/ARB Part II in Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Before his collaboration with TAKA+PARTNERS he worked for creative offices in London, such as Assemble studio and PLP Architecture, where he took part in international projects and competitions of various scales and typologies.
MSc Architect UTH
Zoe graduated from the Department of Architecture at the University of Thessaly. During her studies she participated in competitions and in several workshops about parametric design. She joined TAKA+PARTNERS team in 2020.
MSc Architect UOG | KUL
She finished her studies in Architecture in 2001 having received her ΒΑ(Hons) in Architecture -University of Greenwich and her Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture (RIBA II)- Kingston University, followed by long term collaborations with architectural practices during which she worked at residential, educational and hospitality Building design projects, Public space design, as well as projects involving Urban planning.
MSc Architect AUTH
She graduated from the department of Architecture School at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During her studies she participated in architectural competitions and exhibitions, as well as in workshops and seminars about industrial design. She joined TAKA+PARTNERS team in 2021.
MSc Architect AUTH
Ilektra Nikou acquired her diploma as an Architect Engineer from the School of Architecture at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, in 2018. She was then employed at the architecture firm RTK Stamford Ltd, in United Kingdom. She has worked on both the residential and commercial field and has been involved in projects with a number of listed buildings in the area of Stamford.
MSc Architect AUTH
Danai graduated from the department of Architecture School at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2021. During her studies she participated in various workshops and exhibitions, as well as in architectural competitions about public space design. She joined the TAKA+PARTNERS team in 2021.