Founding Partners

Andreas Philippou is an architect and co-founder of J+A Philippou. His career-long professional work has been internationally acknowledged. Apart from his architectural activities, he has served in the executive board of various public and private institutions – including the Town Planning Board and Chairman of the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation, while he was until recently a board member of both Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation and Makarios Foundation. He has completed his diploma at London’s Hammersmith College of Arts and Architecture (now University of Greenwich), and has work experience in the UK (RIBA Member) and Italy before entering private practice.

Jacques Philippou (1930-2009) was an architect and the second founding partner of J+A Philippou. Beyond his professional work, he had served numerous public institutions, including in the capacity of Nicosia’s Vice-Mayor and President of the Cypriot Architects and Engineers Registration Council.


Alecos Philippou joined J+A Philippou in 1981 and is currently a Senior Design Architect. He is a graduate of L’ Unite Pedagogique D’ Architecture Numero Deux in Paris leading to Diploma of Architecture (DLPG). He is actively involved in the design, production and supervision of a variety of complex and prestigious projects both in Cyprus and overseas (The Sultanate of Oman, United Arab Emirates, Greece and France). He has worked in association with J S Bonnington Partnership UK for the new Cyprus Government Centre in the development of the scheme design and the final design stages. He was responsible for preparation of the Design Brief for the new Nicosia Headquarters for the Bank of Cyprus. He was also the Project Architect for the completion and signing of the Makarios Medical Centre. He is currently the Leader Architect for the Learning Resources Centre of the University of Cyprus (a project carried out in association with Atelier Jean Nouvel of Paris).

Alkis Philippou is a Senior Design Architect and has been working in the office since 1989. He has gained his Diploma of Architecture (D.ESA) in Paris in 1987. With 19 years experience of design, detailing, production drawings and information, specifications, contract administration and supervision of major projects in Cyprus, including Cyprus College in Nicosia, Shopping Centres, Office Buildings, Showrooms and many other different projects involving renovations, extensions and refurbishments of houses, shops and offices.

Paris Philippou is an architect and urban designer, whose work has been published and exhibited internationally. The latter include, but are not limited to, a winning entry for Europan 7, a successful entry for and installation at the 10th Venice Architectural Biennale. Work of his has been nominated for the Miss Van Der Rohe Prize. Combining practice with research and teaching – as Visiting Lecturer at the University of Nicosia Design Department – in interior architecture and architectural urbanism, Paris is currently a key project architect and urban designer at J+A Philippou, including leading collaborations with established international practices such as EDAW/AECOM. He has completed his Diploma at the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), in London, and has been in practice since 1998.

Pavlos Philippou is an architect engaged in practice, teaching and research, whose work focusses on the transactional agency of architecture – via a theoretically and historically informed understanding of its disciplinary autonomy – in the life of cities. Following a brief collaboration with Llewelyn Davies in London, he has been working with J+A Philippou architects engineers since 1999, while his work has been published and exhibited internationally – especially a winning Europan entry. Furthermore to his professional activities at J+A Philippou, Pavlos is also a Member of the Town Planning Board. He has taught at London’s Architectural Association (AA), while he has participated in design juries-reviews, has led workshops and has delivered lectures in numerous universities around the world (mainly within the United Kingdom, but also Cyprus, Greece and Australia). He has completed all three of his degrees – i.e. Diploma, MA (Housing & Urbanism, Distinction) and Ph.D. – at the AA.