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Georg Rafailidis

Assistant Professor

Department of Architecture


Georg Rafailidis

312 Hayes Hall

(716) 829-5896



Assistant Professor Georg Rafailidis is a registered architect with the architect chamber Berlin, Germany.

He received his architectural diploma from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich Germany and a Master of Arts from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, England. Rafailidis was assistant professor at the RWTH University in Aachen Germany from 2005 until 2010 before coming to UB.

He worked for Herzog & de Meuron in Basel and London before setting up the independent practice, Davidson Rafailidis, with his partner Stephanie Davidson in 2008. The practice offers heightened physical relationships between buildings and users. It pursues an architecture which triggers free appropriation by users, not by being generic, but by being specific, full and generous. The practice received international funding from the Landesregierung Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany, Edmonton Public Art Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, and many others.

International awards include the Arch+ Competition 1.prize and a Van Alen Institute Honorable Mention. Publications include Arch+, Transmaterial, and De Architect. Projects were exhibited in venues such as Contractworld Germany, eme3 Spain, and the EKWC Netherlands, among many others.