meropi Karantaki, ARB

SENIOR Associate Partner

Meropi is a talented designer and researcher who has been with PLP Architecture for more than seven years. Since joining the practice, Meropi has worked on multiple high-end residential, retail, hospitality, commercial and mixed-used master plan projects across the UK, Europe and Asia. She has been involved on all stages of design from feasibility studies and concept design to tender documentation and construction.

 

Meropi is a key member of the team designing Bankside Yards, our master plan for the south bank of the River Thames in London that creates a new neighbourhood that is interconnected with nearby arts venues and includes office, hotel and residential accommodation alongside a significant and welcoming public realm. Here, she had a pivotal role on the development of Arbour, a 230,000 ft2 office building that serves as a gateway to the district, as well as key input into the overall master plan. She was involved across multiple packages including the interior and facade design on several of the towers, including the office tower, the main residential tower and a luxury hotel.

 

She is now working on the project team for the office and workplace-led master plan and redevelopment of a key site in one of Asia’s major cities. Further details about this project will be released soon. With PLP Labs, the practice’s research and development initiative, Meropi has performed extensive research surrounding the future of working and the next generation of urban offices around the world.

 

Previous work with the practice includes Westferry Printworks, our mixed-use project on the Isle of Dogs in London that sees the regeneration of a key urban brownfield site into a thriving waterfront district integrated with the historic neighbourhood around it. Here, she has been responsible for the master plan design and the apartment layouts.

 

Meropi worked as project architect for a major new micro-living tower in East London which saw an economical yet high-tech facade lend a sensitive sense of identity to the building. At Embassy Gardens, recently completed in Nine Elms, London, she worked as part of the project team to create an iconic office building for the publisher Penguin Random House on a prominent site facing the new US Embassy. Finally, at 60 Curzon in Mayfair, she helped to create a welcoming interior for a landmark luxury residential development there, which is now onsite and will complete later this year.

 

Meropi graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), London achieving a distinction and winning the Silver Ear Medal for best design and theory. She also has a Master Degree in Architectural Engineering from the Polytechnic Faculty of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Her research has been published in journals and presented at international conferences.