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Georgia Bizios, FAIA

Professor of Architecture Emerita, Director Home Environments Design Initiative


Professor Georgia Bizios joined the architecture faculty at NC State University in 1986. She began her academic career at Tulane University where she taught architecture for twelve years. Professor Bizios’ teaching and research interests include architectural design, site and sustainability issues, user involvement in design, theories of placemaking, and principles of architectural design. She has served as Associate Dean at NC State University and Tulane University.

In 2004, Professor Bizios established the Home Environments Design Initiative (HEDI) at NC State’s College of Design. Its mission is to initiate, facilitate and coordinate scholarship, research and outreach services in the area of quality design for home environments. Since that time HEDI has partnered with many affordable housing providers in North Carolina and has received several awards for service to our communities.

Georgia Bizios has practiced architecture as a consultant to architectural firms and individual clients, since 1976. Her professional experience encompasses residential, commercial and planning projects. In 1990, she established her firm, Bizios Architect, with a focus on residential architecture. She works closely with clients in defining and assessing their needs, budgets and sites, and in designing their homes.

Professor Bizios is a registered architect, NCARB Certified, and a LEED Accredited Professional. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a Distinguished Professor of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.


Master of Architecture University of Oregon

Bachelor of Architecture University of Minnesota

Bachelor of Art Colby College

Area(s) of Expertise

Architectural Design, natural systems and site design, place and placemaking