Christina Pournara was born in Thessaloniki in 1985. She graduated with honors from the School of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2009.
The bioclimatic architectural design has been an important field of study during her undergraduate studies. Emphasis was given to her graduate thesis, that aimed to design a city area of Thessaloniki, on the border of the municipality of Pylaia, where all the bioclimatic standards of shading, lighting and ventilation of the settlement and the buildings were observed. This design could also act as a development model for subsequent extensions, based on the main principles and tools of environmental architecture and urban design. Furthermore, she attended a number of seminars focusing on climate change and ecological buildings, that have enhanced her knowledge in bioclimatic design.
Her studies were completed at the Technical University of Munich (Germany), where she attended the postgraduate program M.Sc. ClimaDesign, as a scholar of the Greek Bodossaki Foundation. The program provided the necessary expertise in the field of bioclimatic design and shed light on the relationship between energy and architecture, in theory and practice, through related projects in Germany and Switzerland.
It is worth mentioning that, the excellent knowledge and use of the German language throughout the postgraduate program allows the undertaking of German-speaking studies.
From 2013 till 2016 she cooperated, as architect engineer and energy inspector, with the construction company METETH S.A., based in Thessaloniki, where she gained considerable experience in the development of energy certificates and studies for all building types.
She is currently working as a principal architect in her own Αrchitecture Οffice PLANEA, located in Panorama Thessaloniki.