Anthony Fitheoglou is a research-led practitioner who sees value in traditional working methods. Surveying details enable him to understand the tectonic and material qualities of buildings to inform his designs, shown through working models and measured drawings.
His early education played a vital role in the influences and references he uses within his proposals. Lectures in History of Art allowed him to gain a broader appreciation for the arts, approaching briefs with sensitivity and consideration. A defining point in his education was his postgraduate studies at the Kingston School of Art. Anthony joined Unit 6, the only design unit teaching the principles and application of the classical language in the UK. This assisted his awareness of the built environment, to not only see buildings but to read them.
Anthony’s professional development is an amalgamation of learning and travelling. He regularly spends time in-between academia and professional practice to explore new cities, both for their culture and architecture. In 2019, Anthony attended the Engelsberg Summer School in Classical Architecture, taught by leading practitioners and academics of modern classical architecture. As a passionate educator, he was a part-time Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Kingston School of Art from 2019-2021, assisting on the BA (Hons) Architecture module The Principles of Representing Architecture.
Graduating with distinction from the Kingston School of Art in 2020, his final year thesis, The Chambers of Commerce – A New Modern Classical Building for the City of Glasgow, was nominated for the RIBA President’s Silver Medal 2020. The project received growing interest and was shortlisted for the RIBA SWLG Awards and became the winning entry for the Traditional Architecture Group’s Student Design Competition 2020. Most recently, the project was exhibited at the New Glasgow Society – Imagine Glasgow 2021 event during COP26 in Glasgow. In addition to his growing achievements, Anthony has been published internationally within the Classicist.
With a strong interest in learning the craft of stonemasonry, Anthony attended a weekend course at London Stone Carving Ltd before being fully enrolled at the Building Crafts College on the Advanced Diploma in Stonemasonry in September 2021. The course includes producing hand-drafted orthographic drawings using geometric techniques, marking out and creating complex stone components to finally cut and work the stone using hand tools. In essence, he is gaining practical experience to complement his existing classical education in architecture.