Petros Babasikas

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Director, Honours Bachelor of Arts, Architectural Studies
T 416-946-0642

Petros Babasikas is an architect and educator. His work—design projects and research—explores the production of architecture and public space under conditions of crisis. His pedagogy—teaching and curricula—focuses on the intersection of design with the liberal arts, global education, and community engagement. He is Director of the Honours Bachelor of Arts, Architectural Studies and teaches at the graduate and undergraduate programs at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.

Babasikas’s teaching and research include the Archipelago Thesis Studio, testing un-centered models of architecture, storytelling, and activism vs. climate and social crises and building resilience, commons, and shelter across global peripheries; ATHENS 2030, an awarded competition proposal on blue/green infrastructures and DIY urbanisms for the historic Centre of Athens; the walks/talks 6Place Toronto, re-discovering and -using major yet invisible public spaces/infrastructures across the GTA; and the Depression Era Project, a collective storytelling experiment on the Greek Crisis. His essays explore public space, global housing, crisis landscapes, walking and storytelling.  

He has been leading, at UofT Daniels, the introduction of new global architecture courses, international collaborations, community/student outreach programs, design studios, Liberal Arts workshops, and a Minor in Global Leadership within the HBAAS.

He is founder of Babasikas Office, based in Athens and Toronto. Recent projects include Kapnergati Square Area & Park in Kavala, Greece, currently under construction; the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary in the island of Leipsoi; adaptive reuse interventions for the National Museum of Contemporary Art–EMST and ELIKA Gallery in Athens; low-footprint residences in the Mediterranean and Ontario; and the multimedia installations Rock, Drip, Dreamgrove, and Oneiroi Project.

Babasikas has taught architecture and urbanism at the University of Patras in Greece. He is associate member of IADAS and vice-Chair of UWC Greece. He holds a BA in Architecture and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and an MArch from Princeton University.

Petros Babasikas