Iason Stathatos is an architectural historian and architect, based in Princeton. He is a Ph.D. student in the History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University and an Onassis Fellow. His research engages the built environment at the junction of Archaeology and Architecture. More specifically, his ongoing dissertation project investigates the Eastern Mediterranean, Western Europe, and the relationship between the two, through asking questions about heritage practice, data interpretation/representation, the management of archaeological designs, sites, museums, and their role in the wider Modern project at the turn of the twentieth century.

Stathatos (Athens, 1993) holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture (Licence) from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette and received his Masters in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences (Specialization Explore Lab) from the Delft University of Technology, where he graduated cum laude in 2016. He was named among the “world’s brightest new talents” for the year 2018 by Wallpaper Magazine, while his graduation project “Void Capital - The City of Perpetual Modernity” was a finalist of Archiprix award. In 2014, Stathatos was awarded the Prix W by the Wilmotte Foundation, while instances of his work have been exhibited internationally at the 14th and the 16th edition of Venice Biennale of Architecture (2014, 2018). Between 2016 and 2020, he worked with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, where he participated in the design development of various cultural, mixed-use, and urban landmarks in London, Brussels, Berlin, Paris, Kuwait City, and elsewhere. His most recent essay appeared on E-flux Magazine in May 2022 and his latest contribution to a temporary exhibition was at CIVA - Centre International pour la Ville, l’Architecture et le Paysage – Brussels, open to the public between May and August, 2022. Since 2022, Stathatos is the coordinator of the Program in Media and Modernity, Princeton University.

An Onassis Fellow, Stathatos’ research has also been supported by the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, the Princeton Institute for International & Regional Studies, the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities and Princeton University.