Theoklis Kanarelis was born in Athens in 1960. He studied architecture at the University of Minessota, USA. Has been working as an architect since 1986. He participates in architectural competitions and has been awarded first prizes and notable distinctions. Has given lectures and taught in greek and foreign institutions and universities. He took part in the Triennale of Milan in 1996, representing Greece and in the 3rd and 4th Bienalle of young architects in Athens in 2001 and 2004.He was awarded the prize of the architectural international journal DOMES, in 2012, 2013 in 2018 and in 2021 the Doma peer's award. Ιn 2012 and in 2022 he was awarded the prize Faith & Form (AIA interfaith forum). His Works have been exhibited and published in Greece and abroad. Is currently teaching at the faculty of architecture at the University of Thessaly.
Architecture Design Studio I: The house
Architectural Design ΙV-VI Α: Monastery of Agia Filothei
Design of the Sacred
Design of the boundary: MONUMENT TO THE BATTLE OF THERMOPYLAE
2019, Saint Agata Catholic Chapel in Rukomo community in Rwanda. participation in an international architecture competition with (Anastasia Kanareli, Maria Irini Konstantinidi Manesi. Argiris Balatsoukas, Konstantinos Kontokonstas, Miltiadis Igglezos)
2017, Open Air Cult in Tanaf village, Casamance, Senegal. participation in an international architecture competition (with Giorgos Tsiakoumis, Anastasis Papadakis, Argyris Balatsoukas, Anastasia Kanareli)
2019, Progettare con le ombre, Sala Mostre.SDS Architectura, Siracusa, Universita di Catania, 23.10.2019
2022, Faith and Form International Honor award 2021 for the work of Chapel of Saint Agatha, Rukomo village, Nyagatare, Rwanda. The foundation Faith & Form / Interfaith Design (ID) International Awards for Religious Architecture & Art. The awards program was founded in 1978 with the goal of honoring the best in architecture, liturgical design and art for religious spaces.
2021, Peer's Award of the international architectural journal "DOMA 2021" for the House in southeast Crete. (Anastasia Kanareli, Ioanna Rovina, Miltiadis Igglezos, Marena Konstantinidi Manesi, Konstantinos Kontokostas, Marios Liaros)
2020, Shortlisted in the Peers Awards in the category “Project” for the ‘Greek Architecture Awards 2020 (DOMa 2020), for the Chapel of Saint Agata in Rukomo community in Rwanda. With (Anastasia Kanareli, Maria Irini Konstantinidi Manesi. Argiris Balatsoukas, Konstantinos Kontokonstas, Miltiadis Igglezos)
2019, New Municipal Crematoriun in Patras, mention in national architectural competition with (Maria Eleni Georgoula, Anastasia Kanareli, Konstantinos Kontokostas, Marena Konstantinidi Manesi, Argyris Balatsoukas)
2018, Prize for Best Design of the years 2014-2017 of the international architectural journal "DOMES 2018" for Open Air Cultin Tanaf village, Casamance, Senegal. (with Giorgos Tsiakoumis, Anastasis Papadakis, Argyris Balatsoukas, Anastasia Kanareli)
2013, Prize for Best Design of the years 2010-2012 of the international architectural journal "DOMES 2013" for the museum and hostel, Peten, Guatemala, participation in an international architecture competition(with Marios Liarosand Thomas Cholevas)
2012, Prize for Best Design of the years 2009-2011of the international architectural journal"DOMES2012" forthe Holocaust Memorial Atlantic City Boardwalk, Atlantic City New Jersey - USA(withYazan Kokaly and Andreas Tegousis)
2012, Honourable Mention for Best Design of the years 2009-2011 of the international architectural journal"DOMES 2012" for the Orthodox chapel of saint Xeni and the 'stranger', Vineyards Rira, mountainous Aigialia, Achaia, (with Yazan Kokaly and Andreas Tegousis)
2012, Faith and Form Prize 2012 for the work of «Orthodox chapel of saint Xeni and the 'stranger'» Vineyards Rira, mountainous Aigialia, Achaia. The foundation Faith and Form, F&F and the interreligious forum for religion, art and architecture ( IFRAA member of the American Institute of Architecture - AIA) was founded in 1967 in Washington, DC, USA , with the purpose of the reward and promotion of the best architecture and art of sacred spaces and objects.
2001, Lighthouse on the breakwater of Volos, praise in the 7 best designs in a national architecture competition. (with Michalis Mpoukas and Vasiliki Tsitsa-Kanarelis)
1994, International Cultural Center 'Alexander the Great', 1st prize in an national architectural competition( with Tina Ampatis and Mania Grigorakis)
1993, Orthodox chapel at the N.T.U.A Zografou campus, participation and praise in a national architectural competition (with Tina Ampatis,Mania Grigorakis and Vasiliki Tsitsa-Kanarelis)
1992, Redesign of the starting point of the Marathon route, participation and praise in a national architectural competition(with Maro Papadopoulou)
1990, Third Square of Athens in Keramikos, 1st prize in panellenic architectural competition (with Maro Papadopoulou)