Alexander Christoforidis holds a Master of Architecture and Master of City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University graduating among the top of his class. Alex has a high degree of experience in modern residential design, retail spaces, and Byzantine ecclesiastical architecture. He also teaches professional development in the Master of Architecture and Urban Planning Programs at the University of Cincinnati. He has edited for the Journal of Planning Literature, published several academic and professional articles, and presented his work in various venues throughout the United States including national American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conventions.
He has worked for several prominent Cincinnati architects including five years with Carl A. Strauss, FAIA, one of the pioneers of the modern movement in the Cincinnati region.
Nodas’ Papadimas’ philosophy takes him back to Athens Greece, where at a young age his father asked him to build their first home. At that moment, he knew that he wanted to become an architect and has been influenced ever since by his experiences growing up in the United States.
Love for education landed Nodas at the College of Mount St. Joseph, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture & Design. Soon after, he earned a Master of Architecture at Miami University. Architecture by nature is a lifelong process of learning. It was that never ending desire to learn and grow as an individual that led Nodas immediately after graduation to start practicing architecture at its most basic level. Throughout Nodas’ career, the custom homes and bar/restaurants he has designed have been featured in local newspapers and national magazines as excellent examples of functional spaces and beautiful architecture. On an international level, the waterfront development and master planning that was conceived for the town of Xylokastro in Greece has been approved by the government leadership and is under construction.
While architecture is his first love, his second is the academia. Nodas is teaching college students everything he has learned about Interior Architecture and design, as well as helping them to grow as successful individuals.
Trang Vo grew up in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with a childhood dream of being an architect. Her dream began to take shape when she entered the University of Architecture, Ho Chi Minh City. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture ranked second in her class. After three years working as an adjunct professor at the University of Architecture, Ho Chi Minh City, Trang was awarded a full scholarship to pursue her Master degree in the United States.
She received her Master degree from University of Cincinnati in 2010 with emphasis on Regional Architecture. After graduating, Trang returned to Synthesis where she did her co-op as a part of her Master program. Since then, she has helped to bring many projects to life, including the Rookwood Pottery restaurant, a Greek Orthodox Church and various residential projects. In her free time,Trang volunteers for Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity and Give Back Cincinnati community service programs. She loves photography and travel.