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kiklos architects is the materialization of Grammatiki Zamani’s vision for an Architectural and Interior Design Studio, where our clients have their requirements heard and their daily lives touched by the solutions our designs enable.
 
We strive, daily, to be recognized by the uniqueness, personalization and high-end designs and services, by our strong business ethics and our transparent dealings with all our stakeholders: clients, suppliers, partners, service providers, authorities, governmental entities, and the public.
 
Moreover, as a Certified B Corporation®, we are committed to the sustainable economic development of our business, our community and, to a larger scale, the world we will leave for our children and grandchildren. We support and embrace actions that yield a positive impact in our environment, workplace culture, community and business governance.
 
We aim for the road less travelled, and we do it ethically, with elegance, style, and a unique character.

Our Team
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Grammatiki Zamani

Founder | Design Director

 

Born in Greece, Grammatiki graduated with a Master’s Degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, School of Architecture and Engineering.


 

She is a Registered Architect with the ARB (Architects Registration Board) of the United Kingdom, a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Chartered Member and RIBA Gulf Committee Member, as well as an International Associate of the AIA (The American Institute of Architects).
 

Grammatiki has worked in Athens as an Architect Engineer, involved with Commercial and Hospitality projects, before relocating to the UAE in 2013, where she developed and participated in several projects as a consultant architect, before founding kiklos in 2020.

Her expertise in a variety of platforms allows her a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to her designs, always guided by the principles of elegance and simplicity.

 

As an Adjunct Professor at the Canadian University of Dubai, she is also able to continuously impart some of her expertise and perspectives with Architecture and Interior Design students and equip them with practical and working knowledge from within the industry.
 
Grammatiki has the creative oversight on all of
kiklos’ projects. She strives to translate individuals’ aspirations into designed space, in a differentiated manner, with innovative and unique solutions and perspectives,
strongly believing in understanding the clients’ needs and optimal use of space.

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Leonardo Herman

Managing Director

 

Leonardo acts as Managing Director for kiklos architects since its inception and oversees its operations in a holistic manner. Living in the GCC since 2003, he has been a witness of the region’s exponential development and gathered a deep understanding of its cultural and business aspects.
 
He continuously applies his more than 20 years of experience in the aviation industry, including Risk and Project Management, adding a practical, pragmatic as well as risk-based evaluation, to all of our concepts, processes and projects.

Holding an MBA from Coventry University and specializations in Business Strategy from Harvard Business School and Sustainability and CSR from the London Business School, as well as being a GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) Certified Sustainability Professional, Leonardo is also responsible for
kiklos’ environmental, social and governance initiatives, policies and compliance, including our B Corporation Certification, along with the oversight of our ISO9001 and ISO14001 QEMS.

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Ioanna Makri

Senior Architect Engineer

 

An experienced senior architect from Cyprus, Ioanna studied at the University of Portsmouth, UK, completing her studies with a Master’s Degree in Architecture in 2013, focusing on urban design.

Her experience spans through Europe and Middle East, including her homeland Cyprus as a BIM Senior Architect, and being involved with the Bahrain International Airport modernization program, designing and controlling the BIM architectural 3D Revit model and coordinating with the M.E.P. and Structural teams.

With over four years of experience in the UAE, based in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Ioanna has worked in a variety of projects ranging from smaller scale residential to more prominent ones such as hospitals, stadiums and masterplans, whilst also managing small groups of architects alike.

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Priya Khaleel

Architect

 

Originally from the Southern part of India, Priya Khaleel graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the T.K.M. College of Engineering in Kerala.

 

She carries 3 years of experience in different design offices, having worked alongside reputed architects in India. Priya’s design experience spans across residential, commercial and hospitality projects.

 

She has also completed numerous private projects in India in her capacity as a freelance architect. 

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Rowan Hassan

Interior Designer

 

Hailing from Egypt and a long term Dubai resident, Rowan's kindness, combined with her creative and artistic touches, elevates the interiors of our projects even further.

 

Rowan was a very bright student at the Canadian University of Dubai, having won the LIV Hospitality Design Awards still during her student days with a magnificent wellness project.

 

She has also completed part of her student internship with us in the past, prior to returning to kiklos on her full-time appointment.

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Shahul Hameed

3D Visualization Artist

 

Shahul is a 3D visualization professional with over 10 years of expertise in architectural and product design.


Shahul is the mastermind behind the 3D visualizations, still and videos, of our creations. He provides us (and our clients) with the first glimpse into how our projects will become reality.

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Berenice

Happiness and Well-Being Consultant

 

Berenice is the most loving and kind dog we have ever met. We are so lucky to have adopted her back in 2016, after she endured several moments of tough survival, having been merciless let go on the streets.

Her proficiency in savoring treats of all types, colors, sizes and tastes is remarkable, and she is our stand-by doorbell, never missing to announce a single visitor, always making use of endless canine fanfare.

She is in charge of the daily upkeep of our high spirits at
kiklos and constantly reminds us what love and loyalty is all about.

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