ד"ר איליאס מסינס

קבלת קהל למרצה
מרצה בכיר

Dr. Elias Messinas
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • 2020
    -
    2022
    National Technical University of Athens
    M.Sc. Environment and Development
  • 1995
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    1999
    National Technical University of Athens
    Ph.D. Architecture and Urban Planning
  • 1989
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    1992
    Yale University
    M.Arch. Architecture
  • 1984
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    1988
    Bezalel Academy
    B.Des. (Hon.) Environmental Design
  • 2001
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    2002
    Technion Institute of Technology Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning
    Post-Doc Research in Architecture supported by a grant from the Ally Kaufmann Fellowship
  • 2018
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    2018
    Bar Ilan University and Center for Urbanity, Bat Yam
    Diploma - Public Participation Management
  • 2013
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    2013
    Israel Standards Institute
    Diploma - Green Building Assessor
  • 2008
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    2008
    Columbia University - Ford Motor Company International Fellowship
    Diploma for Community Leadership
  • 1995
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    1996
    Ben Gurion University - J. Blaustein Desert Architecture Unit
    Research on passive solar retrofit in existing housing blocks supported by a grant from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel and the Ministry of Education of Greece

Research Fields

  • SINCERE EU Horizon Program
    • The second life of modern period architecture: Resilient and adaptive renovation towards net-zero carbon heritage buildings.
  • Cultural Heritage: The Synagogues of Greece - History and Architecture
    • Architectural traces of Jewish worship and memory in Thrace. Development of a hybrid digital tool for a monument documentation and highlighting through time and place.
    • Architectural traces and places of memory of Jewish worship in Thrace: Innovative applications of digital technology and entrepreneurship for their documentation & highlighting
  • Plastic Waste to End-User 3D Printing
    • Leverage cutting-edge technology, materials science, and practical application to revolutionize recycling processes for 3D printing materials and 3D printing of new products.
  • Public Participation in Decision Making in Urban Planning and Environmental Policy
    • Participatory and Sustainable Design and Public Participation
    • Public Participation in Urban Planning: the City of Jerusalem

Teaching Areas

  • Core Ecological Issues - Master Degree Program, Faculty of Design
  • Final Project in Design Studies - Interior Design Department, Faculty of Design

Selected Publications

For all Publications Google Scholar
  • Messinas, E. with Vassiliadis, I., (1997), The Synagogues of Salonika and Veroia, Gavrielides Editions Greece, Link
  • Meir, I., Messinas, E. , (1998), Retrofit of existing housing stock: a feasibility case study, Maldonado, E., Yannas, S. (eds.), Environmentally Friendly Cities, Proceedings of PLEA'98, Lisbon, Portugal, Link
  • Messinas, E., (1999), Late Synagogues of Greece Origins and Architecture the Relationship between Greek Synagogues and Medieval Spanish Synagogues the Bimah, Jewish Studies at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, Brill, Link
  • Messinas, E., (1998), The synagogues of Greece, their architecture and relationship to the urban fabric and the jewish quarter: Comparative study of the history and architecture of the synagogues of northern Greece, their location in the Jewish quarter, and their presence in the urban fabric, from the fifteenth to the twentieth century, Doctoral Thesis, National Technical University of Athens, Link
  • Messinas, E., (2011), The synagogues of Greece: A Study of Synagogues in Macedonia and Thrace, Bloch Publishing Company Inc., New York and Bowman & Cody Academic Publisher, Link
  • Messinas, E. and Price, D. (ed.), (2016), ECOWEEK Book#1: 50 Voices for Sustainability, ECOWEEK, Link
  • Messinas, E. and Kouinoglou, D., (2021), ECOWEEK Book#2: 15 Paths to Sustainability: From Innovation to Social Design, ECOWEEK, Link
  • Messinas, E., (2021), I SYNAGOGI, Infognomon Editions, Greece, Link
  • Messinas, E., (2022), The synagogues of Greece: A Study of Synagogues in Macedonia and Thrace: With Architectural Drawings of All Synagogues in Greece - Foreword by Samuel D. Gruber, Kindle Direct Publishing, Link
  • Messinas, E. with Vassiliadis, I., (2022), The Synagogue of Veroia - Foreword by Samuel D. Gruber, Kindle Direct Publishing, Link
  • Messinas, E., (2023), Kahal Shalom: The Synagogue of Kos, Ippokratis, Link
  • Messinas, E., (2023), TO SYNAGOI, Infognomon Editions, Greece, Link
  • Messinas, E., (2024), TO KAL, Infognomon Editions, Greece - in printing,
  • Messinas, E., (2024), The Synagogue, Infognomon Editions - in printing,
  • Messinas, E., (2022), Public Participation: a sham procedure or a serious possibility and under what conditions?, International experience and rules, 10th Conference MEKDE-EMP, Link

Grants & Awards

  • HIT - Student project competition “Green Prize” by Holon Institute of Technology Green Campus. Tutor in design studio and competition presentation. 3nd Prize. 2023.
  • HIT - Israel Green Building Council Student Project Competition “Low Carbon Future”. Tutor in design studio and competition presentation. 2nd Prize. 2021.
  • Galenica SA, Greece - Publication grant towards the book Messinas, E. Kouinoglou, D. (ed.). ECOWEEK The Book #2: 12 Paths to Sustainability. 2021.
  • Tallberg/Eliasson Global Leadership Prize - Nomination by the Consul General of Greece in Jerusalem, Israel for global leadership prize. 2020.
  • Interior Design Greece - Prize for the interior renovation of the expansion of the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece. 2020.
  • EU Prize for Cultural Heritage Europa Nostra Awards - Candidate: Architectural project Restoration of the Central Synagogue Monastiriotes, Thessaloniki, Greece nominated for EU Prize. 2018.
  • KK’L Call for Projects, Israel - Restoration of the Public Gardens of the historic Nature Museum in Jerusalem. 2018.
  • Goethe Institute Thessaloniki - Publication grant towards the book Messinas, E. Price, D. (ed.). ECOWEEK The Book #1: 50 Voices for Sustainability. 2015.
  • Bienalle di Venezia 10, Venice, Italy - Participation in catalogue of Greek participation titled: ‘The Aegean: a dispersed city’. 2006.
  • Sarfatty – Safra Foundation, Brazil - Publication grant towards the book ‘The synagogues of Greece’ (Bloch, 2011). 1999.
  • Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, New York, NY, USA - Publication grant towards the book ‘The synagogues of Greece’ (Bloch, 2011). 1999.
  • Samuel Kress Foundation, New York, NY, USA - Publication grant towards the book ‘The Synagogues of Salonika and Veroia’ (1997). 1996.
  • Graham Foundation, Chicago, IL, USA - Research grant towards the survey of the synagogues of Greece. 1994.
  • World Monuments Fund, New York, NY, USA - Research grant towards the survey of the synagogues of Greece. 1994.
  • Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, Israel - Academic achievements prizes. 1985-1986.

Exhibitions & Events

  • "The Synagogues of Thessaloniki" scientific consultant in exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece (26/1/24)
  • "Shared Narrative Under the Blue Sky" participation in exhibition 'Israeli - Greek Shared Values' by the Embassy of Israel in Athens, Greece (12/22)
  • "The Synagogues of Greece: Memories from the Past and Present" exhibition at The Salonika and Greece Jewry Heritage Center In Memory of Leon Recanati (1890-1945) in Petah Tikvah (opening 15/9/22
  • "Ideal Cities": Special collage mural installation Vitrina Gallery, Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) (31/11-31/12/19)
  • The Mosaic of Aegina : The history of the ancient synagogue Archaeological Museum, Aegina, Greece (08/19)
  • "At Eye Level: Sustainable Design in the Public Space" Vitrina Gallery, Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) (05/18-06/18)
  • "Journeys" at Israel Museum Jerusalem (2015)
  • "Sketches from Greece" Exhibition at Jerusalem Theater Jerusalem (2002)
  • "The Synagogues of Salonika: Destruction & Reconstruction" US Holocaust Memorial & Catholic University Washington, DC (10/99)
  • "The Synagogues of Salonika: Community & Continuity" Yad Vashem - Valley of the Communities Jerusalem, Israel (6/99)
  • "The Synagogues of Salonika" Princeton Program in Hellenic Studies, Princeton University (1998)
  • "The Synagogues of Thessaloniki" Goethe Institute Thessaloniki Thessaloniki, Greece (12/97) "Thessaloniki Cultural Capital of Europe" event
  • "Travel Sketchbooks" Exhibition at Athens College Theater Athens (1994)
  • "Travel Sketchbooks" Exhibition at A&A Yale School of Architecture (1991)
  • ECOWEEK Conferences and Workshops in 17 countries around the world (2009-2022)
  • ECOWEEK VIRTUAL EXHIBITION: REVISITING AEGINA (2021)