Kristina Gjini

Emerging Professional

Kristina joined IDEA in 2017, bringing experience in a combination of architecture and urban planning. She sees the two disciplines interlinked and over the years has developed an interest in multidisciplinary approaches which have the potential to tackle social challenges and can contribute to empowering communities. Her experience in both United States and abroad, along with her BIM capabilities, are a few of the assets she contributes to IDEA. She is passionate about art and enjoys painting, traveling, and meditation.

Selected Experience

  • XNA Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Garage in Bentonville, AR (with DESMAN)
  • Scioto Peninsula Garage and Park Project Columbus, Ohio (with DESMAN)
  • Attended the workshop Quality of Space Quality of Life, AESOP EUSS, Lusofona University Lisbon Portugal
  • Completed the International Training Program in Integrated Urban Planning, in Sweden and Kenya sponsored by the SIDA, Hifab International and BIT


Bachelor of Architecture
Polytechnic University of Tirana, Tirana, AL

Master of Science in Urban Development and International Cooperation
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Université Pierre Mendès Grenoble, France


In Progress