Professor John Peponis is the coordinator of post-professional and Ph.D. programs at the School of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Professor Peponis studies the principles and constraints that govern the generation of built form and its social, cultural and cognitive functions. His publications and his courses address: The description and measurement of spatial properties that determine the experience and social functions of architecture. The formal structure of design languages and design formulation. The strategic design choices that define the social, organizational and cultural function of complex buildings. The spatial structure of urban areas as it affects the morphologies of movement, co-awareness, and urban life. He is a registered architect and practices in Greece since 1982. He received his Ph.D. in architecture from University College London in 1983. Through the 1980s, he was a member of the team that pioneered the development of "Space Syntax" under the direction of Bill Hillier: Space Syntax is a theoretical and methodological framework used to analyze the social, cultural and cognitive functions of built space. He has published extensively, including papers in Environment and Planning (B), The Journal of Architecture, Ekistics, Environment and Behavior, The Journal of Architectural Research. He research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the General Services Administration, the Ministry of Research in Greece, the Georgia Tech Foundation and Steelcase.
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