Mission

The Keramida Foundation believes that education is a civic pursuit, necessary for a successful society.

 

Following the ideals of education in Ancient Greek democracy, we seek to address issues of modern urbanism through educational solutions in

art, architecture, food, and sustainable living. 

 

Our Team

 
 

Adriana Keramida-Strahl

Executive Director

Adriana received a Masters in Architectural Theory, worked as a chef for Blue Hill at Stone Barns in New York, and now gets to combine her lifelong passion for architecture, food and teaching in her work for The Keramida Foundation. 

In addition to her work at the Foundation, Adriana also serves as Curator for The Alkis Keramidas Museum of Art. 

 

Vicky Keramida, PhD

President

Dr. Keramida founded The Keramida Foundation in order to further her efforts in sustainability, education and the pursuit of the good life. 

 
 

Advisory Board

Sophie Determann

an Architect at HÛT Architecture in Shoreditch, London, focused on the design of existing or historic buildings in the residential and commercial sectors. She also serves as Design Tutor to the BA (Honors) undergraduate architecture course at the University of Liverpool, where she leads a studio on high-density urban housing. Sophie believes in real buildings over rhetoric, and teaching design from the perspective of the active practitioner.

Sophie received her BA(Hons) in Architecture from the University of Liverpool, and her MArch and Professional Diploma from the University of Westminster. 

 

Teddy Forscher

a doctoral student in U.C. Berkeley’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is currently focused on the effectiveness and equitability of state, regional, and local interventions with respect to sustainability and livability goals. Teddy is an avid cyclist and outdoorsman, spending most of his free time exploring the many nature trails of California either with his bike or on foot, with his dog, Rocky. 

Teddy received his BSc in Civil Engineering and MSc in City + Regional Planning and Transportation Engineering from U.C. Berkeley. 

 

Margaret Ponader Haylon

a Behavior Consultant at the May Institute, where she works in partnership with Boston Public Schools and the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative. Her focus is providing schools and families with individualized interventions designed to promote a systematic approach for influencing socially significant behavior. MArgaret is also a tireless home cook, and documents the creative ways she tricks her husband, Todd, into eating vegetables on her blog, Margaret in the Kitchen.

Margaret received her BA in Classics and Art History from Hamilton College, and MSc in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis from George Mason University. 

 

Vsevolod Kondratiev-Popov 

a graduate architectural designer and educator. His work has been recognized by a number of different institutions, including the RIBA Silver Medal nomination in 2015 for his M.Arch project. After teaching at the University of Edinburgh, in the undergraduate and graduate schools, he is now working at Fletcher Priest Architects in London. Vseva grew up in New York, France and Malaysia and has the diverse culinary skills to show for it. 

Vseva earned his BA(Hons) in Architecture and MArch from the University of Edinburgh. 

 

Felicity Meares

an Architect at international firm Scott Brownrigg, where her team works with emerging technologies to transform virtual and augmented reality into real world design. Her focus is on the commercial and educational sectors, designing large high end commercial buildings, and private learning environments. Felicity is a decorated white water kayaker, and, although she would prefer to spend all her time outdoors, has recently undertaken the restoration of a historic stately home with her partner, Sam. 

Felicity received her BA(Hons) in Architecture from the University of Liverpool, her MArch from the University of Westminster, and her Professional Diploma from the University of Bath.