Konstantinos Kitsikis

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Konstantinos "Kostas" Kitsikis (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος "Κώστας" Κιτσίκης; 1893 - 1969) was a Greek architect and civil engineer.

Early life

Kitsikis was born in Athens in 1893. His older brother was civil engineer and political activist Nicolas Kitsikis. He studied architecture in Germany but returned to Greece in 1915 to serve in the First World War.


In November 1917, a few months after the Great Thessaloniki Fire, he was appointed a member of the international committee for drawing up the new urban plan in Thessaloniki, alongside Ernest Hébrard and Aristotelis Zachos.[1]

In the 1920s he designed numerous buildings, mainly in Athens and mainly residential, multistory apartment buildings. One of his most notable works was the Papaleonardou building where Maria Callas lived between 1937 and 1945.[2]

In 1939, he became a professor at the Athens Polytechnic.

In 1959, he was elected as the president of the Greek chapter of the International Union of Architects.[3]

One of his most notable postwar works was the building of OTE near Viktoria Square, designed in 1961.[4]

He died in Heraklion, Crete in 1969.

His nephew was noted philosopher and professor Dimitri Kitsikis.


  1. "Ιστορία της εβραϊκής οικοδομικής και αρχιτεκτονικής δραστηριότητας στη Θεσσαλονίκη".
  2. "History - Academy of Lyric Art Maria Callas".
  3. "Konstantinos Kitsikis".
  4. "Viktoria Square". August 2022.

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