Lefteris Tsikandilakis was born in Heraklion, Crete, Greece in 1964. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens in 1988. In 1989 he completed his postgraduate studies in "Industrial Design" in Domus Academy in Milan after winning E.O.M.M.E.X. scholarship. In 1990 he worked in collaboration with DOMUS ACADEMY and particularly with Antonio Petrilo on his research project on the "Industrial design of elements for the configuration of communal urban spaces". From 1990 until 1991, he cooperated with the architectural firm of Anna Castelli-Ferrieri in Milan.
He was a founding member of ACF OFFICINA, a company established in 1990 by Anna Castelli-Ferrieri and designers of various ethnicities, and launched the product series "Cirri" and "Nomadi", produced by the Italian company SAMPONET.
The architectural firm "Lefteris Tsikandilakis & Associates" was established in November 1991 and their office was in Thalita 8, Crete. Their project portfolio includes architectural projects within the private and public sectors, workspace design, renovation and restoration of existing or old buildings, while they specialize in pharmacy design. They particularly work on the architectural design of houses, hotels, shops, works of public sector, and pharmacies. With great experience, in collaboration with companies abroad, and with futuristic ideas, they aim at the creation of spaces of high aesthetic value and great functionality, so that the project meets the clients' needs in the best possible way. At the same time, the firm takes into account the restrictions from location and special features of each project, land lot, building etc.
The office building houses employees of various specialties such as architects, decorators and building engineers, and since 2004, is located in Patros Antoniou Street, Heraklion, Crete and is as big as 205 square meters.
In November 2007, "Lefteris Tsikandilakis Constructions" was founded. With expertise and profound technical knowledge, the firm guarantees a perfect materialization of "Lefteris Tsikandilakis & Associates" projects, ensures the on-time and full completion of the project and provides all the appropriate equipment.
The up-to-date personnel has been providing its services all around Crete, in Athens as well as the rest of Greece since August 2010, which was a starting point and a step forward for the company and the manufacturing sector.
The office building has expanded since 2015, by the addition of 120 square meters. In this way, the spaces can be used in different ways and meets various needs, while it can be used as a gallery, hosting exhibitions, thus promoting art and culture in the city.