Panos Dragonas studied architecture at the National Technical University of Athens (Diploma of Architecture, 1992) and Columbia University in New York (MS AAD, 1993) as a Fulbright scholar. He teaches architecture & urban design studios and the elective course “Cinema, architecture and the city” at the University of Patras since 2000.
In 2020, he created dragonas architecture studio in Athens. His design work has been distinguished in 10 architectural competitions and has been published in international exhibitions and reviews, such as L’architecture d’aujourd’hui, Archi, Bauwelt, Blueprint.
He has edited reviews and has published extensively on new Greek architecture, public space, and the contemporary city in architectural magazines and international reviews, such as AA Files, Archithese, Domes, MASContext, Monu, Stavba. From 2001 to 2013, he was consultant editor of the annual reviews Architecture in Greece and Design + Art in Greece. In 2012 he was joint commissioner / curator of "Made in Athens", the Greek participation at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition -la biennale di Venezia. In 2017, he co-curated the exhibition “Tomorrows” Urban Fictions for Possible Futures” which was shown in Athens and Nantes -FR (2019). He has also curated -alone or in collaboration- the exhibitions "Adhocracy [Athens]" (2015), "Rethink Athens" (2013), "14F/21GR. Young Architects from France and Greece" (2012) and the "2nd Biennale of Young Greek Architects" (1998), as well as the "Rethink Athens - Urban Challenges" series of panel discussions about the contemporary city and the social consequences of urban renewal programs in Athens.
In 2016, he was a Stanley J. Seeger ’52 Visiting Research Fellow in Hellenic Studies at Princeton University.
His research and design activities focus on the transformations of Greek cities during the economic and social crisis and the connections between cinema, architecture and the modern city. He is currently working on two researches, one on the dissemination of modern lifestyles in Athens through the “flats-for-land” system and the movie industry, and another on the reevaluation of Takis Ch. Zenetos’ Electronic Urbanism in line with the recent technological and social developments.