John Theophilou


John Theophilou has over 53 years of professional experience. He has participated as the Chief Civil/Structural Engineer and/or Project Manager in over 600 projects including public buildings, hotels, residential estate, water-retaining structures, sewerage, water treatment and water distribution schemes, and desalination plants. He collaborated with world-renowned firms such as Howard Humphreys (UK), Biwater (UK), IDE-Technologies (Israel), and NAMA (Greece).



  • University of London, BSc in Civil Engineering, 1964.


Professional Experience

J.A. Theophilou Consulting Engineers, Director, 1968-present.

Participated as the Consulting Civil/ Structural/ Temporary Works Engineer in more than 600 projects including public buildings, residential estate, water retaining structures, irrigation dams, water supply schemes, potable water treatment plants, pumping stations, sewerage and drainage schemes, sewage treatment plants, effluent storage reservoirs, irrigation schemes and desalination plants.

Significant projects in which he undertook the full responsibility for the structural design, foundation design, and construction inspection:

  1. Athienou High School (2005-2008)
  2. Lakatamia High School (2006-2009)
  3. Paliometocho High School (1998-2000)
  4. Pancyprian Insurance Company Building (1986-1989)
  5. Cooperative Bank of Strovolos Building (2004-2007)
  6. Sunrise Pearl Hotel (2011-2014)
  7. Olympic Lagoon Hotel (1992-present, various phases)
  8. Thalassa Hotel (2000-2003)
  9. Coral Beach Hotel (1987-1993)
  10. Alexander the Great Hotel (1986-1994)
  11. KANIKA Pantheon Hotel (1990-2004, various phases)
  12. Laura Beach Hotel (1988-2001, 3 phases)
  13. KANIKA Park View Complex (2004-2006)
  14. Aradippou Water Distribution System (2003-2005)
  15. High Court of Cyprus (1999-2003)
  16. Central Bank of Cyprus (1985-1994)
  17. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus (1990-1996)
  18. Cyprus Telecommunications Authority Building at Lycavitos (1993-2000)
  19. University of Cyprus, Technology and Applied Sciences Building (1997-1999)
  20. Larnaca Desalination Plant (1999-2001)
  21. Limassol Sewage Treatment Plant (1995-2001)
  22. Paralimni – Ayia Napa Sewage Treatment Plant (1999-2001)

Participated as the Chief Civil/ Structural Engineer/ Deputy Project Manager in the following projects, in association with Howard Humphreys and Partners Ltd (UK):

  1. Limassol Water Board – Improvements and Extensions to the Reservoirs and Distribution System (eight contracts) (1984-1989)
  2. Larnaca Sewerage and Drainage Scheme (1989-2003)
  3. Vizakia Irrigation Project (1989-1994)
  4. Paphos Water Supply and Ezousa – Dhiarizos Works (1991-2005)
  5. Asprokremmos Water Treatment Plant (1994-2003)
  6. Kannaviou Dam (1999-2004)
  7. Arminou Dam (1996-2000)
  8. Limassol – Amathus Effluent Reuse Scheme – Moni Dam (1994-1996)
  9. Vathia Gonia Central Wastewater Treatment Plant (1994-1998)
  10. Environmental Impact Assessment for Paphos Sewerage and Drainage Scheme
  11. Limassol – Amathus Effluent Reuse Scheme – Moni Dam (1994-1995)
  12. Vathia Gonia Central Wastewater Treatment Plant (1994-1998)
  13. Environmnetal Impact Assessment for Paphos Sewarage and Drainage Scheme

Taylor Whalley and Spyra Consulting Engineers, London, 1966-1968.

Developed structural schemes, calculations and working drawings for reinforced concrete and steel framed structures, specifications and construction inspection.

Greater London Council, Highways & Transportation Department, 1965-1966.

Member in a team working on a major redevelopment project in London.

Truscon Ltd, London, Site Investigations Engineer, 1964-1965.

Carried out site soil investigations throughout the UK using a variety of drilling, soil sampling and testing techniques.


Teaching Experience

  • Higher Technical Institute of Cyprus, Visiting Lecturer, 1974-78. Taught the modules of Structural Analysis and Design, Engineering Geology, Soil Mechanics, Concrete Technology and Public Health Engineering.


Professional Qualifications

  • Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK.
  • Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers, UK.
  • Chartered Engineer, UK.
  • Professional Civil Engineer, Cyprus.