Angela Liarikos was born in Thompson, Canada and grew up in Montreal.
She received her Bachelor of Architecture at McGill University in 1991.
Upon completing her studies, she decided to follow her heart to Berlin. Here she acquired most of her professional experience working in architectural offices and collaborating on freelance projects with various partners. As Berlin was booming during the early nineties with ground-up construction, Angela was discovering her passion for interior architecture and furniture design.
From 2000 to 2013, she was employed at the architectural firm SMAP in Berlin, whose main focus was hospitality projects. It was here that she acquired valuable, professional knowledge of working on complex, hotel projects with often, restrictive budgets.
In between this period, she moved to New York in 2007 for a change of scenery. After a brief stint at architectural firms such as Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) and David Howell Design (DHD), she returned to Berlin in late 2008 where she resumed her position as project architect at SMAP.
In 2013 she spent a summer on the Greek island of Amorgos where she discovered her interest for Greek, vernacular architecture and the love of a culture she carries in her ancestral roots. A restaurant design ensued and she now divides her time as a freelance architect between Berlin and Amorgos. Current projects on Amorgos will continue to demand her attention over the next few years.
A recent collaboration with curator Annette Ochs, on a series of art installations and cullinary events, „Art Lobby Mill Street“ for the Mercedes Benz Headquarters Berlin, are also part of the repertoire of projects in and around Berlin’s infamous art scene.
Her philosophy: A solid collaboration amongst all participants involved in a design project, the co-ordination and motivation of firms and client alike, and the journey towards the common goal are of utmost priority.