Yeoryia will be in conversation with William Mann and Helen Thomas, alongside Mark Dorrian, Niall Hobhouse, Eireen Schreurs and Caroline Voet, about the launch of the book 'The Hybrid Practitioner’, considering the intersections between building, teaching, writing and researching architecture. The event will be on 27 April, 2023 7pm, hosted by Henley Halebrown Architects in London. 

We are proud to announce Yeoryia’s leading role in the creation of the 2022 Series of the Bartlett Design Research Folios (UCL 2008-2022). Yeoryia conceived and founded this publication in 2011, publishing the first Series with 38 books in 2015 and the second Series with 28 books in 2022. This is a widely respected architectural publication project that aims to unpack the process of making architecture (rather than only its outcome) while evidencing the value of research that is embedded in buildings, drawings, models, performances and installations. Beyond a very limited number of printed books, the extended and ongoing Series is available online on free and open access.

Eleanor Palmer Primary School Science Lab has won a Camden Design Award, 2022, celebrating exceptional buildings, particularly ‘the excellent design that is being delivered in projects across all sectors of the built environment in Camden’. The judges commented: ‘This design demonstrates the role design can play in providing genuinely life changing learning experiences for children. The STEAM Lab at Eleanor Palmer Primary School is elegant and efficient, treats children as mature young people and provides the backdrop for genuinely exciting learning opportunities, experimentation and risk taking. The design demonstrates what can be achieved on a tight budget through ingenuity, control and skill.’

We’re very pleased that our piece ‘Lithos: Living with the Desert' a 1:20 scale ceramic model showing part of a speculative family dwelling design has been selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022 under the curation of Alison Wilding with the theme ‘Climate’. The design and model is in collaboration with Grymsdyke Farm and Webb Yates. Thank you Niall Mcluaghlin Architects and Rana Begum Studio for including the piece and congratulations on a wonderful collaborative curation! On show until August 21st.

Yeoryia is invited to give a lecture at the Center for Didactics of Art and Interdisciplinary Education of the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Her lecture will be part of a lecture series that aims ‘to know, discuss and test the most diverse positions, research foci, interests and expertise of female art didacticians’. Her presentation, entitled ‘Scores, Ensembles’, will discuss productive explorations of ‘the open architectural score’ in collaborative architecture and design projects and will be attended by a cross-disciplinary audience. DETAILS: Lecture Series: Bits and Bites, 3 May 2022, 3pm (Vienna time) / 2pm (UK), Join Zoom-Meeting Meeting-ID: 665 0006 5839

We are pleased to share the news that the Eleanor Palmer School Science Lab, a single-storey timber building in Camden, was recently Highly Commended in the 2022 Civic Trust Awards. The judges commented that ‘The building and the team who created it show how far you can go with a small-scale community building’. Special thanks to our client, the Eleanor Palmer School community, and our collaborators, structural engineers Price & Myers and environmental and building services engineers Ritchie+Daffin.

We are delighted that Eleanor Palmer Primary School Science Lab is a 2022 Civic Trust Awards Regional Finalist. The Civic Trust Awards scheme is the longest standing built environment awards scheme in Europe, committed to recognising ‘outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment’ in ‘projects that have made a positive contribution to the local communities they serve’. Applicants will be notified in January whether they will be successful further on a National/International level.

On Sunday 12th September 2021, 1-5pm, Eleanor Palmer Primary School Science Lab will open to the public as part of Open House. The design of the Lab is an example of AY Architects’ philosophy of a holistic approach to passive environmental design and designing for well-being for schools. It illustrates how architecture can help to reduce the reliance on energy-consuming equipment. As an integrated passive design approach, the servicing of the building is kept very simple and environmental control is provided within the building fabric, by the use of façade and roof openings and the use of natural light and air. The objective is to create a healthy and comfortable environment, easy to control, where environmental factors generate a meaningful part of the architecture. For more information and to book a tour by the architects, please access this link.

Yeoryia's project 'Open Scoring in Architecture' has been shortlisted for a RIBA President's Award for Research 2020 in the Design & Technical Category. These awards celebrate the best research in the fields of architecture and the built environment in the world. Yeoryia's project takes as a starting point the experimental workshop LATTICE that she run at UQAM in Montreal in 2017, exploring the possibilities that emerge within a group of designers who welcome plurality and performance in their practice via the use of an architectural score. One of the advantages of open scoring in architecture is the way in which it encourages both autonomy and collaboration, increasing the range of ideas, experiences and opportunities available to designers. As an architectural method, it grounds design on a condition of social experience and shared authorship. By foregrounding the process rather than the outcome in architectural design; by opening up this process to a social embodiment of time between actors, materials and tools; and by deliberately acknowledging its production within a collective, open scoring in architecture has the capacity to fundamentally change the ways in which architecture is taught and practiced as a social activity and understood as a social artefact.

The 2020 RIBA Silver Medal (for the best design project produced at RIBA Part 2) was awarded to Anthony's student Robert Beeny for his Devil’s Valley Geothermal Co-operative. This project is situated in an area of Tuscany, the Devil’s Valley, which has become known for its production of renewable and geothermal energy over the past century. To protect the livelihood of local communities relying on that energy source, Robert proposes a new rural self-build development, powered by a geothermal well, with a pipeline and manufacturing spaces cascading down the valley landscape. Robert was taught by Anthony Boulanger along with Callum Perry and Stuart Piercy at DS16 at the University of Westminster.


Dartmouth Park House is Winner of a RIBA London Award. The RIBA Awards are regarded 'as the most valued architecture awards' in the UK, reflecting an unrivalled 'commitment to designing buildings for the improvement and enhancement of people’s lives'. The jury which visited the building praised it as 'a very successful reinvention of the Victorian house' and an 'unusual and exotic home' reflecting the clients' personal interests. Beginning as a modest conversion of an over-developed terraced house, the project became an ambitious redevelopment of the entire building, including a courtyard, a 3-floor void with a theatrical staircase, and a sense of warmth and continuity achieved by using crafted timber elements throughout interior and exterior spaces. For the jury's full commentary after visiting the building, please visit this RIBA link.

'Losing Myself' represents Ireland at the 2016 Venice Biennale. The project, created collaboratively by Yeoryia Manolopoulou and Niall McLaughlin, involves a multimedia installation and ongoing research about architecture and dementia. The Pavilion was opened by the Irish Ambassador for Italy Bobby McDonagh, followed by an introduction by Raymond Ryan, Curator of the Heinz Architectural Centre, Carnegue Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. It will be open to the public until 27 November 2016. For more information visit our website, documentation on vimeo, coverage by ArchDaily and WIRED.

AY Architect's Flutes is exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2016 in a twofold display of a prototype and a drawing study.  A 248-year-old institution, the Summer Exhibition presents 'art created by everyone from emerging artists to the biggest names in contemporary art and architecture'. 13 June - 21 August 2016.

We are pleased to announce AY Architects' inclusion in New Architects 3, the 'definitive survey of the best emerging architectural practices in Britain today', edited by The Architecture Foundation and published by Merrell. Copies can be ordered here.

We are participating in the exhibition 'Letters to the Mayor', which runs from 29 April to 24 May in the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. The exhibition presents letters written by a group of international architects who address 10 key political leaders around the world.

Yeoryia's book Architectures of Chance published by Ashgate as part of the 'Design Research in Architecture' series is now out and will be formally launched in the autumn. Copies are sold on Amazon and the RIBA.

Montpelier Community Nursery is one of the 20 buildings in the UK mid-listed for the coveted Stirling Prize!

Montpelier Community Nursery has won an RIBA London Regional Award and an RIBA National Award. It is among the 52 buildings long-listed for the 2013 Stirling prize.

AY Architects is one of the six finalists in the Small Project Architect of the Year category of Building Design Magazine's 2013 Young Architect of the Year Awards.

Montpelier Community Nursery is the Winner of the 2013 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize, awarded at last nights Stirling Prize ceremony for the best building in the UK with a construction budget under £1m. Congratulations to everyone who was part of this enduring project!

Our ‘3D herringbone’ installation for Moss Bros can be seen in their Regent Street shop front from April 16th until May 6th.

Ruskin Park House has won 'Best Use of Concrete' category for the 'Don't Move, Improve!' Competition organised by New London Architecture and sponsored by Time Out magazine and Elle Decoration. The project is exhibited at The Building Centre from 08/12/09 - 24/04/10.

Our House of Flags, opposite the House of Commons, unities and celebrates the 244 nations participating in the London Games.