The author was born in Athens and studied architecture at the Technical Universities of Munich and Karlsruhe, graduating from the latter in 1962. From 1963, he served as assistant to the Chair of History of Architecture at the University of Karlsruhe and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Engineering in 1967. In 1970, he became lecturer (Privatdozent) of History and Theory of Architecture at the same University. Thereafter he was elected Professor of Architectural Morphology and Rhythmology (Architectural Form and Style Theory) at the Technical University of Athens, serving from 1972 to 1985. In 1984 he became member of the Work Team for the restoration of the monuments of Mistras, and subsequently he was elected President of the Committee for the Restoration of the Monuments of Mistras for the Greek Ministry of Culture. He also served for ten years as an ancillary consultant for the preservation and restoration of folk houses in Cyprus. He has published two books on the Mistras monuments in Greek (Τα Μνημεία του Μυστρά, Athens 2009, and
Η Αρχιτεκτονική του Καθολικού της Μονής της Παντάνασσας του Μυστρά, Athens 2012) and others on broad architectural themes in German and English, as well as many articles in various journals and encyclopedias.