Dr Stellios Plainiotis

Founder / CEO


Dr Stellios is a renowned pioneer of sustainable design with a particular focus on the long-term effects of the Built Environment on human health, society, climate change, and land use. He co-authored the first guidebook on sustainable design in China, which is now used as a textbook at Tongji University in Shanghai and the University of Nottingham in the UK.

Over the past two decades, Dr Stellios has provided consultation for over 80 projects across Asia, Australia, and Europe. His notable projects include the Crystal Palace Park Masterplan in London, the American University of Beirut with Zaha Hadid, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2, the new Doha International Airport Extension, PETRONAS Headquarters in Kerteh, the world’s second-tallest building Merdeka PNB 118 in Kuala Lumpur, and Paya Lebar Central Masterplan in Singapore.

Dr Stellios holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of the Aegean, dual Master’s degrees in Environmental Design & Engineering and in Virtual Environments from the Bartlett School at University College London, and a PhD in Applied Mathematics with a focus on CFD, which he earned with a scholarship from the University of Greenwich. After spending nine years in London, he relocated to Asia in 2008 and now serves as the Honorary Consul of Greece in Malaysia. In recognition of his contributions to sustainability, he was awarded the Best Sustainability Business Leader in the Europa Awards in 2017.

  • Phd in Mathematics and Computing University of Greenwich, London
  • MSc in Virtual EnvironmentsBartlett School, University College London
  • MSc in Environmental Design and EngineeringBartlett School, University College London

Published Books:

  1. Yan Ji and Stellios Plainiotis (2006): Design for Sustainability. Beijing: China Architecture and Building Press. ISBN 7-112-08390-7
  2. Syed Jibran Hashmi, Horst Kreimes, Stellios Plainiotis (2016): Dynamic Energy Simulation Of Shopping Malls. ISBN-13 978-3-330-02734-31.

Selected Articles:

  1. Plainiotis S.: Confronting the Global Housing Crisis. THINK Digest 6, June 2020
  2. Wawerka, R.; Plainiotis, S.: Sustainability and Green Buildings in Malaysia. Buildings and Environment 2011. Bratislava, 2011. ISBN 978-80-227-3582-7.
  3. Plainiotis S., Pericleous K., Fisher BEA and Shier L. (2010): Application of Lagrangian Particle Dispersion models to air quality assessment in the Trans-Manche region. Int. J. Environment and Pollution, Vol 40, Number 1-3 / 2010
  4. Plainiotis S.: Intelligent office design for urban sustainability: Case study. ES Journal of the Institution of Environmental Sciences, June 2008

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