Division of Professional PracticeUniversity of CincinnatiPROPEL

Division of Professional Practice

Alex Christoforidis

Associate Professor



Professor Alexander Christoforidis, AIA AICP LEEDap joined the Division of Professional Practice and Experiential Learning faculty in February of 2006.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, a Master of Architecture, and a Master of City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University. He became a certified planner in 1999, and has been a licensed- and nationally certified architect since 1998.  In 2001, he started his own practice, Synthesis Architecture + Planning, where he has designed many residential, commercial and ecclesiastical projects, and provided planning consulting services for developers and other planning professionals.  While in this capacity, he has employed several interns and co-op students from various universities.  He has been awarded for his work, and holds top ratings with two consumer referral services. He has worked in various leading architectural and planning firms since 1987, including five years with Carl A. Strauss, FAIA, who has legendary status among contemporary Cincinnati architects.  Professor Christoforidis has been an academic advisor and instructor at the Ohio State University, edited for the Journal of Planning Literature, and published several academic and professional articles.  His specialties in architecture include modern residential and Byzantine ecclesiastical design, while in planning, his areas of interest are the “new urban” movement and downtown revitalization.


University/College:The Ohio State University
Major: Urban Planning
Degree: Master of City and Regional Planning

University/College:The Ohio State University
Major: Architecture
Degree: Master of Architecture

University/College: The Ohio State University
Major: Architecture
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Architecture


Professional Development for Urban Planning
Professional Development for Master of Architecture
Architectural Practitioner Workshop Series