Oktana is an architectural and design practice based in Athens. We envision structures and atmospheres as a blend of formal ideas and references regulated by an obsession for lifelong self-exploration.

We work for private commissions and participate in public architectural competitions. Our projects vary in subject matter, scale and purpose. So far we have designed private houses, educational buildings, cultural institutions, art installations and theatrical sets. Oktana was founded by Yannis Kitanis in 2017.


Yannis Kitanis
Partner, Principal

Yannis was born in Athens in 1983. He is a registered architect in Greece since 2007. Yannis studied Architecture at the University of Patras and at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Before setting up Oktana, he worked as an architect for DECA Architecture in Athens. Yannis has taught Design Studios at the School of Architecture-University of Patras.

Current Team Members

  • Yannis Kitanis
  • Elena Chrysochoidou
  • Petrina Chronopoulou
  • Lena Kitani

Past Team Members

  • Iro Athanasiou
  • Iacovina Kodiza
  • Sissi Kassimati
  • Kleoniki Lytra
  • Ioanna Kodiza

Job Inquiries

Oktana is constantly seeking motivated architects to join our team in Athens.

If you are interested you could send your portfolio at [email protected]