Rois Herodotou - Partner
" Well considered design adds value to the communities and Clients we work with. "
Rois completed his architectural studies at the Politecnico di Milano in 1995. He is a member of ETEK and the Architects Association of Cyprus (ΣAK).
He joined akis charalambous partnership in 1995 and was made a Partner in 1998 and a shareholder in akis charalambous architects ltd in 2008.
During his time there he has been involved in the design and delivery of some of the largest projects, both public and private, undertaken by the Practice. The projects varied in both scale and typology and notably include offices/ showrooms for Opel in Limassol, the refurbishment of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, the refurbishment of St. Raphael Resort Hotel, Matisse Student Residences on Ellados Street, as well as numerous high end private residences in and around Limassol.
He was also involved in a number of architectural competitions for the Practice and received Third Prize for the Nicosia City Hall competition and commendation for Athiaenou Town Hall. His particular interest, passion and expertise however lie in the renovation and refurbishment of listed buildings.Rois has designed and delivered the renovation of many residential buildings in rural and urban settings alike, as well as leading and managing the process through complex refurbishment projects like the G. Pavlides Polykatikia on St. Andrews Street, originally designed by Neoptolemos Michaelidis, the Panos Solomonides Cultural Centre in the old Couvas printing works and the Mechanical Engineering Faculty building for TEPAK located in the old Sykopetritis storage facility.
He is a firm believer that in renovating a project the duty of the architect is not just to restore but also to intervene in a contemporary way thus creating dialectic between old and new, which provides added value to the overall project.
He provides strategic advice of the many and complicated incentives offered by refurbishing listed buildings to clients, developers and end users.
In March 2014, having left akis charalambous partnership, he set up HSC Architects alongside Nicholas Shantos and Yiangos Chariklides. Since then he has been involved in designing and securing planning application consent for a listed private residence in Costas Harakis Street, a private residence in Erimi, the refurbishment and extension of a mixed development scheme along the ‘Molos’, the refurbishment and extension of a five storey mixed use development (offices and residential) on Gladstonos Street, and a 4 storey residential block in Yermasoyia.
Running through all his work is Rois’s belief that architecture should combine both analysis and inspiration when being pushed beyond the limits of modernist conventions. He has a particular interest in multi-disciplinary projects where architectural creativity and engineering principles can be combined. His approach continues to evolve with his interest in the spirit of the new, and the relationship of architectural design to both urban and historical contexts and the wider physical landscape.