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Architect , Engineer

Georges Candilis, Russian architect, engineer. Decorated Greek Croix de Guerre Order of St. George; chevalier Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur'Honneur; recipient numerous architectural awards. Member Council for Cultural Development, 1971-1973. Fellow American Institute of Architects (honorary).


CANDILIS, Georges was born on April 11, 1913 in Baku, Russia. Son of Panayotis and Vera (nee Skanavi) Candilis.


Architecte-engenieur diplome, National Polytechnic School, Athens, Greece.


Assistant Professor Athens Polytechnical School, Professor Greek National School of Building Technicians. Reserve Lieutenant Greek Army 1940-1945 (Cross of St. George). W'ent to France 1945.

Assistant to Le Corbusier. Paris and Architect of Le Corbusier’s Housing Unit, Marseilles 1945-1951. Director Atbat-Afrique Company, Casablanca 1951-1954.

Architectural practice, Paris since 1956, specializing in tropical architecture. Professor Ecole National Superieure des Beaux-Arts since 1963. President, group of architects for the development of Languedoc-Roussillon seashore.

Chief Architect Barcares Leucate Tourist Station, Languedoe-Roussillon. President Syndicat des Arehiteetes de la Seine. Professional organisations.

Honorary Fellow A.I.A. Chevalier Legion d'honneur, Croix de guerre hellenique de l’ordre de Saint-Georges.


  • Other Work

    • Designer residences in many countries. Developer, designer urban places, commercial centers, hotels.

    • New city of Bagnols sur Ceze. New city of Toulouse-Mirail. Free University of Berlin.Urban planning of Fort-Lamy (now N’Djamena) Chad, and numerous housing units, shopping centres, schools, hotels, etc. in France and abroad, including Algeria, Morocco, Iran, Tahiti and New Caledonia.


Member Council for Cultural Development, 1971-1973. Fellow American Institute of Architects (honorary). M C.


Married Christiane Richard, 1951. Children— Alexis, Alexandrine Vera, Panayotis.

Panayotis Candilis

Vera (Skanavi) Candilis

Christiane Richard

Panayotis Candilis

Alexandrine Vera Candilis

Alexis Candilis