Nora Ravanidou is an Architect Engineer specialized in advanced design techniques and innovative fabrication processes. She obtained an Architect's Diploma from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) and graduated from the interdisciplinary Postgraduate program Advanced Design: Innovation and Transdisciplinarity in Architectural Design, where she conducted research on parametric design software and formed her theoretical background on digital design culture. Nora also studied urban design at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'architecture de Paris la Villette. Her Diploma Design project entitled Designing for the Anthropocene Age: from entropy to turbulence, researched the creation of an innovatively designed sustainable urban landscape, and her Dissertation Thesis Algorithmic Systems' evolution through emergence differentiation was a critical classification of algorithmic structures used as advanced design tools.
A participant in numerous workshops on algorithmic design, her interests include additive fabrication techniques, CNC-produced models and innovative fabrication methods. For the past four years, she has worked as principal architect dealing with multi-scale projects as well as on legislation and the technical aspects of construction.
She received an award at the parametric design and fabrication competition FABFEST- Parametric Pavilion Construction Workshop held at the University of Westminister and gained praise at the competition SECOND NATURE held by the commitee of Pafos European Culture Capital 2017. Nora has also participated in exhibitions concerning innovative design.
In 2018 she joined the Block Research Group as an architectural intern.