Maria-Ioanna Giannousopoulou, M.Sc

Umweltgerechte Stadt- und Infrastrukturplanung

Professional Focus

Sustainable Urban Development and Urban Liveability

Building and Neighborhood Certification Systems

Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management

Blue-Green Infrastructure and Multifunctional Spaces for Water Adaptation

Professional Background

Since 2019

Research Associate at the HafenCity University in the Department of “Environmentally Sound Urban and Infrastructure Planning” led by Prof. Dr. –Ing. Wolfgang Dickhaut


Project Architect at PPL Architecture and Urban Planning in Hamburg, Germany


Studies in Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning at the HafenCity University in Hamburg, Germany


Project Architect at Martine De Maeseneer Architects (MDMA) in Brussels, Belgium


Architect Intern at Protopapas Architectural Office in Limassol, Cyprus


Studies in Architecture Engineering Department at Democritus University of Thrace in Greece, Graduated as Diplomat Engineer (in GR)


Dissertation with the working title – Liveability and Climate Change Adaptation through Certification Systems

Master’s Thesis - Enhancing the liveability of urban blocks by assessing and improving the microclimate in the Mediterranean. The case of Peristeri, Athens


M.Sc. Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning (in English):
Project II: Sustainable Urbanism
Technologies for Sustainable Water Resource Management

M.Sc. Civil Engineering (in German):
Umweltbewertung und –verträglichkeit (engl. Environmental Assessment and Compatibility)


Conference Proceedings
Giannousopoulou, M.; Henriquez, A.; Dietrich, U. (2016) Integrating climate responsive principles into the design process: Educating the architect of tomorrow: SBE16 Hamburg - International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment Strategies – Stakeholders – Success factors (7th - 11th March 2016) Conference Proceedings, ZEBAU Hamburg S. 736 – 745. Online Available

SBE 16 - Conference Hamburg: Strategies, Stakeholders, Success factors (8.3.2016)
Session Education 1: “Integrating climate responsive principles into the design process: Educating the architect of tomorrow” with Maria-Ioanna Giannousopoulou, Andrea Henriquez, Udo Dietrich; HafenCity University Hamburg


Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TCG)


Henning-Voscherau-Platz 1
20457 Hamburg

Raum 03.02.02, Campus Tower


Tel.: 040-42827-5329