Katerina Tsigarida was born in Athens in 1956. She graduated from the School of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and continued her studies in the Architectural Association in London where she collaborated with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (1980-1984). In 1981 with Elia Zengelis they start up OMA in Athens. Since 1984 it continues as independed practice and in 1996 she forms KATERINA TSIGARIDA ARCHITECTS in Thessaloniki.