Eleni is a professional architect, instructor and PhD candidate at Carnegie Mellon University. She is currently teaching the graduate course of Urban Ecology for the Masters of Urban Design and in the past she has been an instructor at the undergraduate studios.
Katrini's research interests include community planning and engagement, sharing and collaboration, urban sustainability, green infrastructure and closed loop systems. While in the US, she has worked at the practices of EvolveEA in Pittsburgh and Sasaki Associates in Boston, both of which greatly focus on community planning. Eleni is also the cofounder of the Vacant Home Tour program, which was initially launched in 2015, in Wilkinsburg PA, and was one of the four finalists for the National Fels Public Policy Challenge in 2015.
Prior to her work in the US, she collaborated with several firms in Athens, Greece and worked independently for architectural competitions. Her projects have taken part in exhibitions in Pittsburgh, Washington, Barcelona, Puerto Rico and the Biennale for Young Greek Architects in Athens. The design toolkit she developed for urban regenerative environments has been presented both in US and Greece.
Eleni Katrini is a Fulbright and Onassis scholar and a registered architect in Greece. She obtained her diploma in Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), her MS in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Mellon University and she has studied urban design in Barcelona.