Olvia C. Demetriou, FAIA
, is a Licensed Architect and graduate of The Cooper Union School of Arts & Sciences, and has for 34 years, produced award-winning Architecture & Interior design. She has long been considered one of the major contributors to Washington's burgeoning hospitality scene, designing such projects as Zatinya, Fiola Mare, Rose’s Luxury, Poste, Bistro Bis, Zola, the Dupont Hotel, Avenue Suites, and the new luxury condo project at 2501 M.
In addition to her massive hospitality portfolio, Demetriou has worked on award-winning retail, gallery spaces, offices, multi-use buildings, and high-end residential projects. In May of 2000, she was the youngest architect ever elected to The College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, one of the highest honors the Institute can bestow. In 2003, She was inducted as a Founding Member of The Washington Design Center Hall of Fame.
Demetriou’s work has been featured in hundreds of publications, and on network television. She has lectured at the National Building Museum, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Washington Design Center, the 2004 DC/AIA Convention; as well as leading many guided tours of her built work.
Demetriou is responsible for cutting-edge design and management of large and small-scale commercial projects. Her design solutions are bold and imaginative with an emphasis on dramatic and sculptural forms, evocative lighting, sensual materials and inventive detailing.
Her awards include the Business Week/Architectural Record Award, the International Interior Design Association Award, the American Institute of Architects Award, The American Society of Interior Designers National Award and The American Institute of Architects Catalyst Award, as well as the GSA Honor Award.
Demetriou’s design work has been featured in more than one hundred books and magazine publications that include, Architectural Record, Business Week, Interior Design Magazine, Architectural Digest, Rizzoli’s Private Washington, World Architecture, The New York Times, The Washington Post.