Spiro N. Pollalis is Professor of Design Technology and Management
at the Harvard Design School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He received his first engineering degree from the National Technical
University of Athens and his Master’s and PhD from MIT. His MBA in high
technology is from Northeastern University. He also has a honorary Master’s
degree in Architecture from Harvard.
Prof. Pollalis specializes in project management, information technology
in design, and in signature bridge design. Prof.
Pollalis’s research extends in remote collaboration, and remote teaching.
He has taught synchronously across continents via the Internet, and his
practice is based on remote collaborators located in USA and Europe, brought
together by advanced multimedia communications.
Prof. Pollalis is the founder and director of the Center for Design Informatics
(CDI), dedicated to the exploration of Internet and Technology in the design,
real estate and construction fields. He is also the advisor in the area of
Project Management at the Master in Design Studies program.
He has practiced as a bridge designer in the USA and in Europe for
signature bridges, central to urban and regional development. He has also
consulted extensively on management and information technology in design
and construction projects.
Prof. Pollalis is the author of numerous papers and several books
including: The Making of Bilbao Guggenheim Museum (forthcoming), Stretching
Time and Space (2001), Remote Teaching (2000), What is a Bridge? (1999,
2002), Build-Operate-Transfer (1996), Case Studies on Management and Technology
(1993), and Computer-Aided Project Management (1993); the editor of Uncertainty
and Risk in International Construction Markets (1996) and the co-inventor
of the patented Task Management (1991). He has conducted research for the
National Science Foundation and has been visiting professor at the ETH-Zurich
and at the TU-Delft.
Harvard's Gazette's links of interest:
Prof. Pollalis's contribution to the Zakim bridge in Boston: Harvard's
help spans Charles River.
Green buidlings: Pushing
the Envelope, Building
Designer's work and the Internet: The revolution.
Remote synchronous education: In
a class by herself.
Prof. Dr. Spiro N. Pollalis
tel (781) 775-6393