Spiro Pollalis

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Professor of Design Technology and Management
Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Spiro Pollalis is Professor of Design, Technology and Management at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), where he teaches Design and Development. His current research focuses on the sustainability and quality of life in large-scale projects. Professor Pollalis is a consultant to the General Services Administration (GSA) on the design excellence program for analyzing and defining its portfolio strategy. Leading a team of SK Telecom, he won the information technology infrastructure design of the new administrative city in Korea for the Korean Land Corporation. He also leads the developers’ team for planning the new economic city in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia, and is a consultant to commercial real estate developers in Eastern Europe. Pollalis founded the Center for Design Informatics at Harvard, served as the director of the Master in Design Studies and the Doctor of Design programs at the GSD, and advised the president’s office at the Swiss Federal Institute in Zurich. He founded and directs the two largest research projects at the GSD: The Zofnass and the RMJM programs. Pollalis holds a PhD and an MA  from MIT, an MBA in high technology from Northeastern University, an honorary MA in architecture from Harvard University, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Athens.