Rena Sakellaridou studied architecture in Thessaloniki, (Dipl. Arch AUTh), in Vancouver (MArch UBC) and in London (PH.D Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning UCL). She is Professor of Architectural Design at the School of Architecture AUTh. She practices architecture, writes about architectural composition, studies creativity and teaches design. Her books: Rena Sakellaridou, (2019), Sea Voyage. Photography Erieta Attali, Hatje Cantz, Berlin., Rena Sakellaridou, (2001), Mario Botta. Architectural Poetics, Thames and Hudson, London (in english) /(2000), Rizzoli (in italian). She is founding partner of SPARCH (), with offices in Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece. Rena Sakellaridou SPARCH PC () is her independent architectural office based in Athens. SPARCH and RS SPARCH, have received international recognition with exhibitions, publications and lectures, as well as 20 distinguished design awards and 13 first prizes in important architectural competitions.