Eythimis Grivas graduated from the School of Architecture, NTUA, in 1995; while being a student he was granted a number of scholarships and awards. After having completed a postgraduate course at the NTUA, as a PhD student, he undertook a research on Doric style and the geometry of the Parthenon. He has three-years teaching experience from his assisting the course of Architectural Design at the School of Architecture, NTUA. Since 1995 he has worked in several firms in Athens as a freelance architect; in 2003 he founded GAarde in collaboration with V. Alevizou.
Varvara Alevizou graduated from the School of Architecture, NTUA, in 1996. She holds an MSc. Degree in Architectural History from the Bartlett, UCL, for which she was granted a scholarship from the Michelis Foundation. She has participated in many architectural ideas competitions. A freelance architect since 1996, she has worked in several firms in Athens till 2003, when she founded GAarde in collaboration with E. Grivas.