Nefeli Kalantzi is an associate at OKRA, leading various international and Dutch projects of multiple scales and scopes. Motivated by her genuine enthusiasm for cities, she focuses on bringing landscape architecture and urban design at the forefront of the design process, using them as catalysts for meaningful and long-lasting urban regeneration. She has experience in leading and organising complex international master planning and public space projects, focusing on healthy urban living, climate adaptation, sustainable mobility and urban vibrancy. Drawing from her multidisciplinary background, Nefeli uses her analytical skills and strategic storytelling to guide, structure and manage projects, highlight their design ambitions and ensure their viability during the entire design process.
Nefeli holds a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University in New York and a Bachelor of Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece. Before joining OKRA in 2015, she had worked at SCAPE Landscape Architecture in New York, building a strong skill set on urban, landscape and waterfront projects. She has participated in developing the ‘Urban Waterfront Adaptive Strategies’ report, a city-wide climate resiliency project from the New York City Department of City Planning.