Andreas Zannas was born in Athens, Greece, in 1957. He was brought up in Thessaloniki, and moved back to Athens in 1970. He finished high school at Athens College. He has studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) from 1976 to 1979 and then at the Royal College of Art (RCA) School of Environmental Design. He graduated in 1983 holding an MA (RCA) in Environmental Design as well as a RIBA part II. He has worked in London and since 1986 has been running his own architectural practice. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece since 1985.