About Us

Our work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether feral or human-made.

Selected Awards
  • 2004 — Aga Khan Award for Architecture
  • 2009 — Mies van der Rohe Award
  • 2013 — AIA/ALA Library Building Award
  • 2015 — Best Interior, Designers Saturday
  • 2016 — AIA New York Honor Award

Themis Chalas

Partner, Architect


Themis has been a Partner of soasaa since the beginning of its operation.  He is based in Switzerland from where he operates for the firm. He completed his studies as an Architect Engineer at the Winterthur ZHAW of Zürich, and holds a Master’s degree in Architecture Construction Design from the University of East London.


He has worked for leading architectural firms in Switzerland and his experience involves a variety of projects of every scale as he participated in the design of large-scale and complexity projects throughout Switzerland in all areas of design.  His portfolio also includes competing in local and international competitions from where he has won important awards and distinctions.


Themis believes that good architecture shapes good societies. His principles and vision for architecture are in line with the firm’s philosophy of serving people, their community and consequently society.